Part of a multidisciplinary team, our internationally-renowned Urology Consultants offer a number of groundbreaking Urological surgical techniques. One such treatment is the UroLift procedure, which aims to fix Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) by lifting the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra.

At New Victoria Hospital a number of our Consultants are experts in administering the minimally invasive UroLift System that can relieve symptoms as early as two weeks post surgery. Supported by a team of highly-experienced nurses and specialist physiotherapists, they will also make sure you enjoy the highest standard of care during your stay at our Hospital.

What is Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)?

As men get older the prostate can naturally increase in size. This is known as Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). This can lead to issues when urinating as the enlarged prostate presses on the urethra (the water pipe).

Common symptoms of BPH include:

  • Struggling to pass urine.
  • Unable to empty the bladder completely.
  • Frequent urination.
  • A weak urine flow.
  • Difficulty getting started.
  • Frequent urination in the night.
  • Urinary urgency.

Alongside the issues associated with urination, BPH can cause long term damage to the bladder and kidneys as it puts the bladder under a lot of strain when forcing out urine. It is therefore vital that an individual with these symptoms seeks medical treatment to remedy them. While a number of drugs and surgical treatments are available to alter or move the prostate, the UroLift procedure is one of the most successful and minimally invasive approaches.

How the UroLift System Works

The UroLift System offers a groundbreaking approach to treating BPH as it lifts and holds the enlarged prostate so that it no longer blocks the urethra. It is also the only available BPH treatment that can be performed by a Urologist that does not require heating, trimming, or removal of the prostate tissue. The treatment is usually performed by a Urology Consultant using local anesthesia and patients typically return home the same day without the need for a catheter.

During the procedure the UroLift Delivery device is inserted transurethrally through a rigid sheath under cytoscopic visualisation in order to reach the targeted area of obstruction. The obstructing lobes are retracted by small permanent UroLift Implants which are deployed via a needle that comes out of the delivery device. Typically 4 to 5 UroLift implants are placed into the enlarged prostate.

The UroLift process offers immediate visible results which include:

  • Rapid relief of symptoms.
  • No tissue removal or ablation
  • Minimal downtime
  • Preservation of sexual function
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UroLift at New Victoria Hospital

At New Victoria Hospital a number of our nationally-acclaimed Consultant Urologists offer the UroLift procedure:

  • Consultant Urological Surgeon Mr Sarb Sandhu BSc(Hons) MBBS(Lon) MD(Lon) FRCS(Eng) FRCS Urol

  • Consultant Urological Surgeon Mr Konstantinos Charitopoulos PhD FEBU

  • Consultant Urological Surgeon Mr Roland Morley ​MBBS FRCS FRCS Urol​

Upon arrival at our Hospital you will be greeted by a member of our friendly, highly-experienced Urology team who will ensure you are at ease and made to feel comfortable before meeting your Consultant. Your Urology Consultant will then carry out an individual assessment to make sure a urethral lift is the most suitable treatment for relieving your BPH. Factors that will be taken into account include urine flow rate, prostate size and shape, and checking for prostate cancer. If a UroLift is deemed the most appropriate form of treatment you will then be asked to sign a consent form before the procedure is undertaken.

Within the Urology department at New Victoria Hospital a number of our Consultants are experts in administering the UroLift procedure. If you would like to receive more information about UroLift at New Victoria Hospital, please call us on 020 8949 9020 or:

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