• Manuel S. Eisenberg

UroLift updates in the BPH guidelines

UroLift (prostatic urethral lift) is a featured management in the treatment of enlarged prostate/BPH. Recent American Urologic Association guidelines were amended highlighting the appropriateness and benefits of UroLift in patients with urinary symptoms from an enlarged prostate. The updated guidelines support the use of this procedure especially for glands <80g, emphasized the beneficial outcomes in recent studies, and reaffirmed preservation of erectile and ejaculatory function. UroLift is definitely within the standard of care, and possible the go-to treatment, in the majority of men with bothersome urinary symptoms.

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