Benign prostatic hyperplasia affects over 660 million men worldwide. While men can select from a variety of treatment options—from medication to major surgery—there has been a gap in the treatment continuum for a less invasive option.
Prostatic Urethral Lift using the UroLift® System was designed to meet this need. With its unique design and mechanism of action, the UroLift System is a straightforward treatment that provides immediate, visible results. The procedure can be done in an outpatient or day surgery setting and under general or local anesthesia. Patients typically can return home the same day without a catheter, and experience rapid symptom relief and recovery with low complication rates. The UroLift System treatment revitalizes the quality of life for patients and improves the BPH therapy experience for physicians.
The UroLift System uses a revolutionary approach to treating BPH that lifts and holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. The treatment does not require ongoing medication, heating, cutting or removal of the prostate tissue. Treatment with the UroLift System typically takes less than one hour and does not preclude future UroLift System treatments, TURP, or laser procedures.
The UroLift System is comprised of two main components:
Non-clinical testing has demonstrated that the UroLift Implant is MR Conditional. A patient with this device can be safely scanned in an MR system immediately after placement meeting the following conditions:
Under the scan conditions defined above, the UroLift Implant is expected to produce a maximum temperature rise of 2.4°C after 15 minutes of continuous scanning (i.e., per pulse sequence).
The safety of the delivery system has not been evaluated in the MR environment, and therefore, the delivery system should not be used within the MR environment.