Urologist Dr. Gary Bellman Performs New UroLift® System Procedure for Patients with Enlarged Prostate

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Innovative enlarged prostate treatment now available at Southern California Urology Institute.

The UroLift System has an excellent safety profile and provides men suffering from BPH a beneficial first-line treatment alternative to drug therapy or more invasive surgery.

Dr. Gary Bellman, Founder/Director of the Southern California Urology Institute based in West Hills, CA, announced that they are treating patients with the UroLift® System, the first permanent implant to treat symptoms due to urinary outflow obstruction secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men 50 years of age or older. Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2013, the UroLift System is designed for enlarged prostate treatment, relieving symptoms while preserving sexual function.

“Our practice is committed to providing patients with the highest quality, most effective options to address their urology needs,” said Dr. Gary Bellman. “The UroLift System has an excellent safety profile and provides men suffering from BPH a beneficial first-line treatment alternative to drug therapy or more invasive surgery. Importantly, the UroLift System provides fast and meaningful relief from BPH symptoms, improving overall quality of life for our patients. Patients recover from the procedure quickly, and return to their normal routines with minimal downtime.”

Data from clinical trials showed that patients receiving UroLift implants reported rapid symptomatic improvement, improved urinary flow rates, and sustained sexual function. Patients also experienced a significant improvement in quality of life. Most common adverse events reported include hematuria, dysuria, micturition urgency, pelvic pain, and urge incontinence. Most symptoms were mild to moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure.

More than 500 million aging men worldwide have an enlarged prostate. Medication is often the first line therapy but relief can be inadequate and temporary. Side effects of enlarged prostate treatment can include sexual dysfunction, dizziness and headaches, prompting many patients to quit using the drugs. For these patients, the classic alternative is surgery that cuts or ablates prostate tissue to open the blocked urethra. While current surgical options, such as the “gold standard” surgery, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP), can be very effective in relieving symptoms, they can also leave patients with permanent side effects such as urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and retrograde ejaculation (dry orgasm).

The UroLift System provides an alternative to tissue-removing surgery for the treatment of BPH. Performed through the urethra, Dr. Bellman uses the UroLift System to push aside the obstructive prostate lobes and positions small, tailored permanent UroLift implants to hold the prostate lobes in the retracted position. This opens the urethra while leaving the prostate intact.

About Dr. Gary Bellman / Southern California Urology Institute

The Southern California Urology Institute, under the direction of Gary Bellman, M.D., F.R.C.S. is located in West Hills, California. Dr. Bellman is a Board-Certified Urologist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in minimally invasive surgery.

Visit http://www.SocalUrologyInstitute.com or call 818-912-1899 for more information.

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