Urology of Virginia Announces Designation as UroLift® Center of Excellence

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Designation Recognizes Urologist Dr. Gregg Eure’s Commitment to Exemplary Care, Deep UroLift Experience

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The UroLift System is a breakthrough minimally invasive treatment that typically takes less than an hour and can offer multiple benefits for men with enlarged prostate.

Urology of Virginia today announced that the practice has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Gregg R. Eure has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH. Dr. Eure is the first physician in the state of Virginia to be designated a UroLift Center of Excellence.

“The UroLift System is a breakthrough minimally invasive treatment that typically takes less than an hour and can offer multiple benefits for men with enlarged prostate – no cutting, heating, or removal of tissue, minimal downtime, no compromise of sexual function, and no need for continued medications,” said Dr. Eure. “We are proud to be a national leader in treating patients with this durable and effective treatment.”

Nearly 40 million men in the United States are affected by BPH. Not to be confused with prostate cancer, BPH occurs when the prostate gland that surrounds the male urethra becomes enlarged with advancing age and begins to obstruct the urinary system. Symptoms of BPH often include interrupted sleep and urinary problems, and can cause loss of productivity, depression and decreased quality of life.

Five-year data from a randomized study shows the UroLift System offers not only rapid improvement, but also durable relief for patients with BPH. After five years, patients treated with the UroLift System continue to experience symptom relief with minimal side effects, with few patients requiring an additional procedure for relief. A second randomized clinical trial called BPH6 demonstrated that the minimally invasive UroLift System compares very well to the reference standard surgery, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), with regard to efficacy, and is superior to TURP at preserving sexual function and offering a more rapid recovery.

Medication is often the first-line therapy for enlarged prostate, but relief can be inadequate and temporary. Side effects of medication 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, heats or removes prostate tissue to open the blocked urethra. While current surgical options 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.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Eure, please call 757-452-3421.

About the UroLift System
NeoTract’s FDA-cleared UroLift System is a novel, minimally invasive technology for treating lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The UroLift permanent implants, delivered during a minimally invasive transurethral outpatient procedure, relieve prostate obstruction and open the urethra directly without cutting, heating, or removing prostate tissue. Clinical data from a pivotal 206-patient randomized controlled study showed that patients with enlarged prostate receiving UroLift implants reported rapid and durable symptomatic and urinary flow rate improvement without compromising 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. The UroLift System is available in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. Learn more at http://www.UroLift.com.

About Urology of Virginia
Urology of Virginia (UVA) has a long history of providing comprehensive and quality care to the Hampton Roads and the surrounding communities. Whether you come to us with kidney, urinary tract, prostate, pelvic or other urological needs, you’ll find our doctors and specialists well-versed in providing the most customized programs and treatment plans.

Our clinical care team consists of 33 board certified urologists, most of whom are fellowship trained, nationally recognized, awarded and published.  UVA has 6 convenient locations to best serve our patients. Our Clearfield Avenue location is a one-of-a-kind urology center. This multi-faceted center provides our patients with access to The Paul F. Schellhammer Cancer Center, The Devine-Jordan Center for Reconstructive Surgery and Pelvic Health, on-site laboratory, physical therapy, urodynamics, diagnostic imaging, and clinical research. Our other locations also offer top notch physicians and caregivers along with a vast array of diagnostics and treatment options.

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