What Should I Expect During the UroLift® Procedure?
If the UroLift® System is right for you, a trained physician at Georgia Urology will provide you with detailed information relating to the procedure.
- The procedure may be performed under local or general anesthesia in a doctor’s office, ambulatory surgery center, or hospital
- The physician introduces a thin tube through the urethra and places implants into the prostate until a sufficient opening for urine to pass easily is achieved
What Should I Expect After the UroLift® Procedure and What Are the Possible Side Effects?
Most patients do not require a catheter after having the UroLift® System procedure.
Possible side effects are temporary and include:
- Painful urination
- Blood in urine
- Pelvic pain
- Urinary urgency and/or the inability to control the urge
Rare side effects, including bleeding and infection, may lead to serious outcomes and may require immediate intervention.
Most symptoms typically resolve within two to four weeks after the procedure.