How Long Do Urolift Treatment Benefits Last: New York Urology Specialists Experience
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How Durable are the Benefits of Urolift Procedure for Enlarged Prostate?
Studies show that most men who experience benefit from Urolift procedure continue to benefit for up to 5 years and longer. Some men may experience a natural progression of BPH symptoms over time.
Should the benefits of Urolift treatment decrease over time, a few options are available. One option is the REZUM procedure for BPH, which is an office, minimally invasive procedure. Another option is to add medications such as Flomax which will often improve symptoms in combination with Urolift.
One of the major advantages of the Urolift procedure is that it does not preclude other treatment options such as Greenlight laser, laser enucleation of prostate, Rezum procedure of the prostate or TURP.
For men who have a significant progression of BPH and worsening of urinary symptoms after Urolift surgery and who desire significant improvement in urinary symptoms, prostate enucleation with a laser is an effective treatment option.
The longevity of Treatment with Urolift Depends on Prostate Size, Anatomy, and Severity of Initial Symptoms
Urolift Can Replace Medications for Many Men.
Urolift can often replace medications with similar or better efficacy for many men who are considered “ideal candidates” for Urolift after evaluation. For these men, Urolift is likely to work well for many years as the severity of prostate obstruction is mild-moderate. Prostate typically grows slowly over the years and these men can expect benefits to last 3-5 years or longer.
Urolift Can Improve Urinary Symptoms in Combination with Medications such as Flomax, Uroxatral, and Rapaflo
Men who are less than ideal candidates for Urolift may experience some improvement in urinary symptoms. Urolift may not work sufficiently well to replace medications but can often offer a significant improvement in urinary symptoms in combination with medications. In these men, the risk of BPH symptom worsening is higher over time but many men can expect a significant benefit from Urolift for 3-5 years as the prostate typically grows slowly.
Urolift May Delay More Invasive Treatment
For men with long prostate glands larger than 50-60 grams or those with mild-moderate obstruction from the median lobe of the prostate, the benefits of Urolift tend to be less durable and many men may require retreatment within 4-5 years in order to maintain the beneficial effect on urinary symptoms. At New York Urology Specialists, we let our patients know what to expect. While many men still will choose Urolift because they want to avoid side effects, they understand that there is a trade-off between side effects and efficacy. As the saying goes: “There is no free lunch”.
Summary: What to Expect from Urolift Long-Term
For patients who are considered ideal candidates for Urolift surgery, the Urolift procedure is expected to provide excellent relief of symptoms for >4-5 years and potentially longer.
For men who are not ideal candidates, some men may require additional treatment within 2-4 years after Urolift treatment. This may include medications, another procedure or surgical treatment.
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
We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance. We offer weekday, weekend, and evening office hours.
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.