The prostate is a male reproductive gland, about the size of a walnut, that produces fluid for semen. The prostate surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body.
“Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, is a very common condition that affects about 12 million men in the United States alone, about one in four men age 55 or older,” said Dr. Costa. “Particularly for men over age 70, it can significantly decrease quality of life, causing sleepless nights, urinary problems, loss of productivity, and even depression. Until UroLift, the only options for these men were long-term medication and surgical treatments that potentially left them dealing with bothersome to severe side effects."
As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms such as:
“We are committed to providing patients with the highest quality, most effective options to address their urology needs,” Dr. Costa said. “The UroLift system has an excellent safety profile and provides fast and meaningful relief from BPH symptoms, improving overall quality of life for our patients.”