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Enlarged Prostate Treatment in Kern County

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older, causing difficulties with urination that may impact sleep, productivity, depression, and quality of life. BPH affects more than 500 million men worldwide, with many men suffering from symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Over 70% of men in their 60s have symptoms of BPH.

At Kern Medical, we offer the UroLift System as an effective treatment for BPH. This minimally invasive, low-risk treatment can provide rapid relief and long-lasting results, better than reported for medications alone. Other advantages include preservation of sexual function and the ability to return to regular activity in a matter of days rather than months. Patients typically show significant symptom improvement by 2 weeks after the procedure, and the results usually last at least 4 years, per U.S. clinical data.

Who does BPH Affect?

BPH affects more than 500 million men worldwide, with many men suffering from symptoms of enlarged prostate. Over 70% of men in their 60s have symptoms of BPH.

What Is an Enlarged Prostate?

The prostate is a male reproductive gland, about the size of a walnut, that produces fluid for semen. The prostate surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms.

BPH symptoms include:

  • Frequent need to urinate both day and night
  • Weak or slow urinary stream
  • A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
  • Difficulty or delay in starting urination
  • Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
  • A urinary stream that stops and starts
Advantages of the UroLift System as Treatment for BPH
  • Rapid symptom relief, better than reported for medications
  • Risk profile better than reported for surgical procedures such as TURP
  • Preservation of sexual function
  • Return to normal activity in days not months
  • Increased quality of life
  • No ongoing BPH medications
Is the procedure performed in an office or hospital?

The UroLift procedure can be performed in either an office or hospital. Please speak with your urologist to decide which location would be best for you.

When can I resume my usual activities?

Many men resume normal activities within a few days after the procedure. Your doctor will discuss any restrictions and your specific situation after your procedure.

Does my prostate continue to grow even after I get UroLift? What if I need another procedure?

Yes, your prostrate may continue to grow after the procedure. However, one unique aspect of the UroLift System is that it does not preclude re-treatment or other BPH treatments, should that be needed and desired in the future.

How quickly can I expect to have symptom relief?

Patients typically show significant improvement in their symptoms by 2 weeks after the procedure.

How long will my results last?

The UroLift Implant is a permanent implant, and the treatment is intended to be permanent. Durability has been shown to at least 4 years in the US clinical data.

Is my sexual function affected by the UroLift Procedure?

Clinical studies have proven UroLift preserves sexual function. This is a unique benefit of the UroLift System treatment compared with other BPH therapies such as TURP, laser, and even medication.

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