If you’re a man 45 years of age or older and experiencing a frequent and urgent need to urinate, you may have an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Urolift® is a very minimally invasive office-based procedure for urinary symptoms caused by mild to moderate prostate enlargement.

What Is Urolift®?

Urolift® is a procedure that uses tiny implants to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it doesn’t block the urethra. This treatment relieves symptoms quickly and is the leading BPH procedure that does not require cutting, heating, or removal of prostate tissue.

Who Is A Candidate For Urolift®?

Good candidates for Urolift® are males, 45 years of age or older, with symptoms relating to BPH. Common symptoms of BPH include:

  • Frequent and urgent need to urinate
  • A weak or slow urinary stream
  • Dribbling after urination
  • Inability to completely empty your bladder


  • Little to no time with a catheter
  • Immediate results
  • Minimal recovery time 
  • Minimal sexual side effects (no retrograde ejaculation or decrease in erections)
  • Can be combined with medications for BPH


  • Not appropriate for very large prostates
  • Must stop blood thinners for a brief time

What Is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous condition characterized by the enlargement of the prostate gland in men. As men age, the prostate gland often grows larger, squeezing the urethra and causing urinary symptoms. This enlargement is benign, meaning it is not caused by cancerous cells. BPH is a common condition, particularly among older men, and while it is not life-threatening, it can significantly impact quality of life if left untreated.

What To Expect?

If you and your doctor decide that the UroLift® System treatment is right for you, your doctor will provide you with more detailed information relating to the treatment. The UroLift® System is a minimally invasive treatment that requires minimal recovery. Your doctor will use the UroLift® Delivery Device to deploy permanent implants to relieve obstruction caused by the enlarged prostate that is pressing on your urethra.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question 1: Does the treatment affect my sexual function?

Clinical studies have shown UroLift® treatment does not cause new, sustained instances of erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction.

Question 2: How long does this procedure last?

This procedure usually takes less than an hour.

Question 3: Do patients go under anesthesia?

This procedure may be performed under local or general anesthesia.

Question 4: Is a catheter required?

Typically, no catheter is required for this procedure.

Question 5: Is there an overnight stay post-treatment?

Typically, no overnight stay is required post-treatment.