Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Treatments – Minimally Invasive & No Medications
One of the newest treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the the UroLift® System. UroLift is a minimally invasive device designed to treat lower urinary tract symptoms due to BPH.
The UroLift® System includes a delivery device and the UroLift® permanent implant. The UroLift System is FDA approved. It uses small plastic pieces to open up the prostate and is indicated for the treatment of BPH symptoms in men 50 years of age or older.
Dr. Pugach and Evans Tran, PA have been elected to the teaching faculty of Teleflex/Neotract, manufacturer of the remarkable Urolift® system for non-surgical treatment of BPH. Evans was the featured speaker at the January 2020 meeting for Urology Advanced Practice Providers to teach the Urolift® procedure and to share how impactful the procedure has been for men with BPH.
How does the UroLift® System Work?
The UroLift® System relieves prostate obstruction and opens the urethra directly by retracting the obstructing prostatic lobes. Small permanent UroLift® Implants are used to hold the lobes in the retracted position, thereby opening the urethra while leaving the prostate intact.
Read Dr. Pugach HB Magazine article on the Urolift System.
View Men’s Health Feature on BPH and Urolift.
What are the Benefits of the UroLift® System?
For men who are considered good candidates for Urolift®, success rates are around 90%. The UroLift® System treatment has consistently demonstrated an excellent safety and benefit profile as there is:
- NO cutting of prostate tissue
- NO heating of prostate tissue
- NO removal of prostate tissue
Who is a Candidate for UroLift®?
Dr. Robert Pugach will conduct a thorough examination to make sure you are a candidate for the UroLift® procedure. Some of the tests that may be performed to determine patient selection include uroflow and post-void residual testing, cystoscopy, prostate ultrasound and urodynamic testing. In addition, blood tests may include a PSA, platelet count and kidney function tests. Most men with enlarged prostates are good candidates for UroLift® procedure.
“I was recently referred to Dr. Robert Pugach, Urologist, by my primary physician due to a swollen prostate. How lucky was I! Dr. Pugach is a personable, authentic, precise, and thorough specialist. His attention to detail was meticulous and by the time I left his office, I truly had a thorough understanding of my ailment and what it would take to make me well. It was determined I needed a Urolift, a somewhat new procedure. Beginning with the preparation through the procedure and recuperation period, Dr Pugach and his staff went above and beyond, in the most kind, empathetic manner that truly made a very unpleasant experience manageable. For those needing to decide between medication or a procedure for a swollen prostate, I cannot recommend more highly Dr. Robert Pugach for he is simply ‘the best of the best’.” Gerry, 2019
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Is UroLift® Covered by Health Insurance?
Urolift® is covered by Medicare and almost every insurance plan. At Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center, our financial counselor can help you determine if your health insurance covers this procedure. If your insurance does not cover UroLift® we offer a special cash package.
To schedule a consultation or receive more information about our many minimally invasive BPH treatments, Call: 888-735-4336 or email us via our Contact Us Form.