Urolift Procedure for BPH and Enlarged Prostate – Cost and Insurance Coverage
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Cost of Urolift Procedure: Considerations
There are two parts to consider when discussing the cost of the Urolift procedure.
The overall cost of the urolift procedure is made up of a few components. The first part is a professional fee charged by the urologist performing the procedure. If the Urolift procedure is performed in the office settings this charge will typically include facility costs and nursing costs as well as supply costs used to perform the procedure.
If the procedure is performed in the hospital or surgical center, a separate fee is typically charged by the hospital or surgical center for facility use and anesthesia. It is obviously less expensive to have the procedure performed in the office under local anesthesia.
The other cost consideration is the actual cost of Urolift implants. A typical patient will need anywhere from 4-8 Urolift implants. Some patients may require more than 6 Urolift implants to be placed during the procedure to obtain the maximum benefit. These implants are fairly costly with an overall cost close to $1000 for each implant.
Good New: Insurance Coverage for Urolift Procedure
Most insurance companies recognize that Urolift is a good treatment option for many men with BPH. As a result, our insurance specialists at New York Urology Specialists are able to get insurance coverage for most men with commercial individual and employer-provided insurance as well as with Medicare.
Good News for Men with No Insurance or High Deductible: Urolift in Our Office Saves you $$$
New York Urology Specialists is a leader in offering Urolift procedure under local anesthesia. In fact, more than 80% of our patients have the Urolift procedure done in the office setting under local anesthesia whether they pay out-of-pocket or are covered by insurance.
The procedure takes 15 minutes to perform. Most men have minimal discomfort and are able to go home an hour after the procedure. Safer than having the procedure done in the hospital as our infection rates are lower and there is no risk (or cost) of general anesthesia.
This saves you tremendous amount of money compared to what hospitals charge – so much hospitals won’t tell you the price!
Flat Fee for the Urolift procedure? You are paying too much!
if you have been offered a fixed price for the Urolift procedure you are probably not getting the best deal. Ask how many Urolift implants are included in that price and what will happen if you require more than that number of implants for an optimal result? What would happen if you require fewer implants than that are included in a ‘flat-fee’ pricing? Most likely with flat fee price you will get fewer than an optimal amount of Urolift implants and will pay a premium for these.
At New York Urology Specialists our goal is to provide an optimal outcome for our patients at a fair price. For this reason, we do not offer flat pricing. Because we did not make money on Urolift implants, we have no incentive to use more Urolift implants than is necessary. Our fee for each Urolift implant simply covers the cost of the implant and the handling charges.
Overall Cost of Urolift Procedure
The overall cost of the Urolift procedure should also include the cost of the evaluation. All patients interested in the Urolift procedure will need to have at the very least a cystoscopy in the office to evaluate whether they are a candidate for the Urolift procedure. Cystoscopy performed elsewhere will need to be repeated as it is a visual evaluation and this 3-dimensional perspective cannot be obtained from a report of a cystoscopy performed elsewhere. A urodynamic test may also be necessary.
How do costs of Urolift Procedure compare to using Medications for the Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Typical medications for BPH and Enlarged prostate are Flomax or Rapaflo often used in combination with a medication such as Proscar (finasteride). Typical out of pocket cost for these two medications runs $150-200 per month or $1800-$2400 per year; over 5 years the cost is more than $10,000. For patients with insurance and copay of $20 per prescription per month, the cost will run anywhere from $240 for one medication to $480 for 2 medications. Over the first five years, the cost would be expected to be $1200 to $2400.
Urolift for BPH: Making it Affordable
Urolift procedure offers a comparatively good investment compared to medical treatment. Financing options are available.
Insurance Coverage for Urolift Procedure
Medicare and many other insurances cover the cost of a Urolift procedure. If you are interested in the Urolift procedure, please schedule an evaluation. If you are a candidate for the Urolift procedure we will request a coverage determination from your insurance company. Typically insurance companies require pre-authorization for a Urolift procedure. We cannot obtain preauthorization until the doctor has evaluated you and determined that you are a candidate for the Urolift procedure.
Where to Get Urolift Procedure in NYC?
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day treatment for men.
We perform a cystoscopy, urodynamic testing, prostate, and bladder ultrasound in our office. We offer Urolift procedure, Rezum water-vapor procedure in our office and laser enucleation of the prostate in a hospital setting. We treat urinary and erection problems. We offer confidential appointments. We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.
Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Enlarged Prostate Problems?
- All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in treating men with symptoms of frequent urination, urinary urgency, urinary incontinence and bladder pain using medical therapy, minimally invasive therapies, lasers, and open surgery.
- We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for treatment of urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate in men
- We offer treatment options for enlarged prostate, overactive bladder, UTI and urinary incontinence in our office which avoids the risks, costs, and recovery from general anesthesia.
- Extensive experience: Thousands of men have treated successfully using medical therapy, surgery, and minimally invasive procedures such as Urolift procedure, Rezum surgery, Botox for overactive bladder, Interstim for frequent urination and tibial neuromodulation.
- We offer diagnostic testing in our office which avoids hospital costs.
- Confidential and Understanding Care. We understand that most of our patients desire privacy. We see patients with a variety of urological problems. Your reason for visiting us is entirely confidential.
- We are conveniently located within 30-60 minute commute to men who are seeking ED treatment in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, Bronx, and New Jersey.
Scheduling Appointments for Enlarged Prostate Treatment at New York Urology Specialists
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Urinary Problems Are Treatable in Nearly Every Man and Woman
At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of urinary problems caused by enlarged prostate and BPH in men. We understand the challenges that urinary problems such as a slow stream, waking up at night, pain in the penis and perineum create for our patients, their relationships and their self-esteem. We help you find a treatment for your urinary problems that fit your needs, lifestyle, and your preferences.
Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with symptoms caused by prostate enlargement including frequent urination, poor urine flow, frequent UTI, blood in urine, urinary incontinence, urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate, prior surgery, neuropathy, chemotherapy, and radiation. By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man and woman who desire an effective treatment for their urinary problems. We offer medical and surgical treatment for men’s prostate problems.
We specialize in minimally invasive highly effective treatment for symptoms of bladder pain, urethral burning, pelvic discomfort, incomplete bladder emptying, urinary frequency, and urgency.
We Treat Some of the Most Complex Men’s Health Problems Including:
- Erectile dysfunction in men for whom Viagra and Cialis do not work.
- Penile Pain During Sex
- Impotence in men with diabetes.
- Burning during urination
- Premature Ejaculation
- Frequent urination
- Urinary retention
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of urinary problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods including Botox for OAB, Interstim neuromodulation, Rezum for BPH, prostate enucleation for enlarged prostate, and Urolift procedure.
He has successfully treated hundreds of men with BPH with symptoms of frequent urination during the day and excessive urination at night.
He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.