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UroLift

Tricounty Urology -  - Urology

Tricounty Urology

Urologists located in Uniontown, PA & Waynesburg, PA

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) affects more than 40 million men in America. If you struggle with urinary urgency, sporadic urine stream, difficulty urinating, and other problems because of BPH, Tricounty Urology in Waynesburg and Uniontown, Pennsylvania, can relieve your symptoms with the UroLift® system. Urologists Sunil Rayan, MD, and Mukul Patil, MD, were the earliest adopters of the system in the region, and also perform more of these state-of-the-art procedures than any other provider in the area. See the proven results of UroLift for yourself by calling the office nearest you or requesting an appointment online today.

UroLift Q & A

What is UroLift?

UroLift is a minimally invasive treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The UroLift system corrects the underlying problem — an enlarged prostate — by securing the swollen prostatic tissue away from your urethra. This restores normal urinary function without using heat, incisions, or other surgical methods.  

Is UroLift the right treatment for me?

If you currently manage your BPH with medication and would like to avoid major surgery, UroLift might be right for you. Most candidates are 45 or older. The symptoms that UroLift can help with include: 

  • Frequent urination
  • Urinary urgency
  • Weak urine stream 
  • Difficulty starting to urinate
  • Sporadic urine stream
  • Bladder feeling constantly full
  • Dribbling between urination

UroLift can also help with other troublesome BPH issues. 

What is the UroLift treatment process like?

You'll typically receive local anesthesia before a UroLift procedure at Tricounty Urology. The slender UroLift delivery device goes through your urethra and deploys a series of tiny implants on each side of the urethra. 

Generally, patients need 4-6 implants. The implants work in a similar way to curtain tiebacks, securing the swollen prostate tissue to leave your urethra clear. 

In most cases, you don't need a catheter after the UroLift procedure, and you can return home right away.

When can I expect BPH symptom relief after UroLift?

Most patients have minimal downtime following their UroLift procedure, and you might enjoy BPH symptom relief in as little as two weeks. 

Is UroLift permanent?

UroLift implants are made of materials safe for permanent implantation, including stainless steel and polyethylene sutures. Although UroLift implants are designed as a permanent BPH solution, the major components are removable if necessary in the future. 

Does UroLift cause any changes in sexual function?

No. Clinical studies show that UroLift doesn't cause new problems with sexual function. Other BPH treatments, such as laser therapy or prostate resection, may cause problems like erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory problems. 

BPH is the most common reason that men see the urologist. Fortunately, excellent solutions like UroLift are now available to get you back to feeling like yourself. 

Reach out to Tricounty Urology by phone or through the online booking tool to learn more.  Tricounty Urology was the first practice in the region to offer Urolift surgery. This extensive experience means that Tricounty Urology can offer reliability with excellent results.  

Call today to learn more about how the most experienced UroLift providers in the region can help improve symptoms of an enlarged prostate.