Relief is in sight for
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

BPH affects over 40 million men in the United States andmore than 500 million men worldwide.  For over half of the men in the U.S. with BPH, the symptoms are substantial enough to warrant treatment.


It's time to find relief!


What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate, is a prostate that has grown to be larger than normal. BPH is not prostate cancer. As the prostate grows, it may constrict the urethra, making it difficult to urinate and/or apply pressure on the bladder, causing it to weaken and have difficulty emptying.

Does this sound familiar?

Frequent urge to urinate, especially at night

Weak urine stream and difficulty getting started

Dribbling and inability to completely empty bladder

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Symptoms

BPH may cause two kinds of symptoms that can impact your quality of life:
  • Ability to hold urine – causing you to search for bathrooms throughout the day or to wake up several times a night

  • Emptying your bladder – causing you to push or strain when urinating or to have a weak stream that starts and stops a lot


If BPH symptoms are left untreated, bladder and kidney function may be impacted over time. Additionally, using medications for a long time to manage BPH symptoms increase risk of heart failure and dementia.


Choosing a treatment option can be overwhelming, as it often forces men to compromise in some way. This could mean not responding well to medication, getting limited relief, having a long recovery time, or even having issues with sexual function.


Is an Enlarged Prostate Normal?

Spoiler alert: No. While it is common as a man ages, it's not something "normal" to live with.

It’s not a normal part of anything. It’s annoying, inconvenient, and frustrating. Thankfully, it’s also treatable.

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatment Options

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.


The UroLift® System treatment provides rapid relief and recovery for men living with symptoms of an enlarged prostate.  It reopens the channel, with no cutting, burning or removal of prostate tissue. 


Most men living with enlarged prostate (BPH) symptoms take prescription medications after they’re diagnosed but these prescriptions often don’t provide adequate relief and have many side effects. Medications don't need to become a lifelong burden and men don’t need to wait until surgery is required to address the problem. With the UroLift System treatment, men suffering from BPH symptoms can avoid traditional surgery altogether.



Enlarged Prostate

An enlarged prostate can narrow or even block the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms.


Step 1

The UroLift Delivery Device is placed through the obstructed urethra to access the enlarged prostate.


Step 2

Implants are permanently placed to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way and increase the opening of the urethra.


Step 3

The UroLift System treatment provides fast and reliable symptom relief by opening the obstructed urethra.  


The UroLift System provides a proven treatment that can get men off BPH medications which can make a person feel foggy and cause sexual dysfunction. Treatment with the UroLift System has a risk profile better than surgical procedures that may have serious complications and a long, painful recovery.2-5  The treatment may be right for you if any of the following apply:

You want a BPH solution that preserves your sexual function

You tried BPH medication and are unhappy with the side effects

You want to regain your quality of life with limited downtime

You do not want to take a pill for BPH

You do not want to undergo major surgery due to risks of complications and side effects

You do not want to undergo major surgery due to risks of complications and side effects

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