UroLift® System FAQs

Questions frequently asked about the UroLift® System: proven effective BPH relief.

Request an appointment with Dr. Kenworthy to discuss whether or not the UroLift® System is right for you. You can also visit the UroLift® website to view more frequently asked questions. https://www.urolift.com/patients/faqs

How long does the Urolift® procedure take?

UroLift®, a minimally-invasive, breakthrough treatment, generally takes less than an hour and offers multiple benefits for patients with prostate enlargement.

Generally, what can I expect for my recovery time?

With the Urolift® System, patients usually go home the same day. They experience minimal downtime, without a catheter and many patients experience symptom relief as early as 2 weeks after the procedure.

What makes the UroLift® System different from the other BPH treatment options?

The UroLift® System is a safe and effective treatment for patients with BPH symptoms; better than most traditional surgical options. Patients reported relief better than with medications in a risk profile. 1

Does UroLift® cause erectile dysfunction?

In a largely significant study on the UroLift® System, there were no newly reported instances of erectile dysfunction or ejaculatory dysfunction.4 Studies show that other BPH therapies such as TURP, laser, and even medication did not always produce such positive results.

Does Medicare cover UroLift®?  What does UroLift® cost?

Yes! UroLift® is covered by Medicare and also by many private insurance companies. You should contact your insurance provider for specific coverage information regarding this treatment.

How long does a procedure performed by the UroLift® System last?

Urethral implants, a key factor of what makes the UroLift® System effective, are intended to be permanent. If needed, your doctor can remove your implant (which is made from standard surgical implantable materials) by cutting the suture and retrieving the urethral end piece with a standard grasper. The capsular tab will remain in place inside the body.

What are the side effects of the UroLift® System?

The most common side effects reported by patients in clinical studies were mild to moderate. They included pain or burning with urination, blood in the urine, pelvic pain, urgency with urination, and/or the inability to control the urge to urinate. Most of these symptoms resolved themselves within two to four weeks after the procedure.1


  1. Roehrborn, 2015 Urology Practice, 2-Year Results L.I.F.T. Study

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