Why Do Patients Want a Better Experience?
Patients who take BPH medication are not guaranteed a significant improvement in symptoms, and some might feel that surgery is too big a step to proceed. Even watchful waiting comes with risks.
The UroLift® System is a proven option for patients seeking an alternative to BPH medications or major surgery.
Patients on BPH medication
are not satisfied
48% of patients on medications do not have a clinically significant improvement in symptoms (<4 point IPSS improvement)1
Side-effects include headaches, dizziness, asthenia, nasal congestion, loss of libido, ejaculatory dysfunction, and erectile dysfunction2
Surgery is a big step
Surgery with general anesthesia comes with operative risks: transfusion, significant hematuria2.
Catheterization for days3
Risk of permanent complications2: urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction and urethral stricture
comes with risks
Bladder outlet obstruction may result in irreversible bladder damage if left untreated4,5
87% of men who elect watchful waiting experience a worsening of symptoms over a four year time period6
Basic Areas to Cover With Patients7-9
Understand severity of BPH symptoms
Consider patient experience after treatment and durability of BPH symptom relief
Explore potential treatment options
Non-invasive: Medication and Monitoring
Minimally Invasive: Prostatic Urethral Lift (PUL) using the UroLift® System
Moderately Invasive: Thermotherapies and Lasers
Most Invasive: Surgery
Understand patient treatment goals and preferences
Short vs. long-term relief, speed of recovery, need for hospital stay/ post-op catheter, and downtime
Side effects during and after treatment
Preservation of sexual function
Total cost of treatment across lifetime
Talk to Your Patient
About the UroLift® System Today
Patients who seek medical advice might not be fully aware of the treatment options available and will need time to make a decision. Providing materials that they can bring home to discuss with their loved ones will be beneficial.
Download our Patient Info Sheet to guide them along now.
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Wei, et al, J Urol April 2010; AUA 2010 abstract
AUA Guidelines 2003
Bachmann, Eur Urol 2014 May
Tubaro, Drugs Aging 2003
Mirone, Eur Urol 2007
Djavan, Urology 2004
Mayo Clinic Patient Care & Health Information Diseases & Conditions Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Accessed 1 Dec 2021
Loloi et al. Res Rep Urol 2021
Fogaing et al. Medicina (Kaunas) 2021
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