UroLift® Provides Symptom Relief for Men with BPH
Minnesota Urology physicians are skilled in the use of the UroLift System, an innovative, minimally invasive procedure that relieves the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). UroLift holds the enlarged prostate tissue so it no longer blocks the urethra. It is this blockage that causes symptoms. With UroLift, there is no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue, and clinical data have shown there is no compromising of sexual function.
Dr. Dean Tortorelis and Dr. Karl Kemberling have championed this unique technology at our Robbinsdale office; Dr. David Prall, uses it in our Woodbury clinic; and Dr. Mark Fallen, has begun offering it at our Edina office. Dr. Tortorelis and Dr. Karl Kemberling have fulfilled the designation requirements for the UroLift Center of Excellence Program.
Benefits of the UroLift system include:
- No new onset, sustained erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction
- Minimal downtime
- Durable results
- Rapid symptom relief and recovery
- Significant improvement in quality of life
Our physicians typically perform the procedure in a one-time, in-office setting. Patients no longer need BPH medications, and they can resume daily activities the same day. Common side effects, which usually are mild or moderate and resolve in two to four weeks, may include pain or burning with urination, blood in the urine, pelvic pain, and an urgent need to urinate.
As with any medical procedure, individual results may vary. If you think this procedure might benefit you, please talk with one of our urologists.