Dr. Choi Treats 100th Patient with Groundbreaking UroLift System

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Dr. Kenneth Choi has treated his one hundredth patient using the UroLift procedure, an advanced treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Dr. Choi is a board-certified urologist at Urological Associates of Southern Arizona, P.C.

Dr. Kenneth Choi has treated his one hundredth patient using the UroLift procedure, an advanced treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Dr. Choi is a board-certified urologist at Urological Associates of Southern Arizona, P.C.

Dr. Choi has been a resident of Tucson since 1986, when he began attending the University of Arizona. He earned his residency and fellowship in Urology from Yale University College of Medicine, and he has been with Urological Associates of Southern Arizona since 1999. He is proud to offer UroLift as an option to his patients who are living with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is a widespread condition among older men that is characterized by an enlarged prostate. With the onset of age, the prostate begins to grow larger, making it increasingly difficult for the individual to urinate. Eventually, it may result in a person needing to urinate more frequently because they are unable to empty their bladders consistently. Some people even find that they are eventually unable to urinate consistently at all.

BPH is associated with a wide array of serious health issues, ranging from urinary tract infections to kidney stones. The condition can also lead to other complications such as insomnia and depression, and it is associated with erectile dysfunction.

It is thought that more than 500 million adult men around the world may suffer from BPH, including more than 40 million Americans. The condition is most prevalent among men age 70 and older, but individuals who are obese, who have diabetes, or who have a family history of BPH are believed to have a higher risk of the condition.

If it goes untreated, BPH can seriously affect a person’s quality of life, along with causing permanent health problems such as bladder damage and kidney problems. While the condition can be corrected with surgery, there are possible side effects that many patients want to avoid. There has been a long-time need for a more non-invasive treatment for BPH.

The UroLift System is a state-of-the-art procedure that was developed to provide an effective but minimally invasive treatment for men who are living with BPH. The treatment is simple, straightforward, and can generally be completed in one hour or less. The procedure can be done using local anesthesia, and recovery is fast, with no significant recovery period.

During the procedure, the UroLift Delivery Device will be inserted directly into the urethra, where small implants will be used to move the obstructing tissue out of the way. Once the urethra is clear and urine can pass through it again, the device will be removed and the procedure is finished.

There are numerous advantages to using the UroLift System to treat BPH. In addition to being minimally invasive, the UroLift System has repeatedly been shown to improve a patient’s quality of life by providing proven results. It is not associated with long-term negative complications, though there may be mild side effects that usually resolve within a month.

If you believe that you may have any of the signs of BPH, medical professionals recommend scheduling an appointment with a urologist as soon as possible. Common symptoms of BPH include difficulty urinating, increased need to urinate, or inconsistent flow of urine. If you do not want to go through surgery, you may want to ask a urologist if you are a good candidate for the UroLift System.

About the UroLift System
The UroLift System is a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) produced by NeoTract, Inc. It is the first treatment for improving the flow of urine that has been approved by the FDA, and it has been recommended by the American Urological Association. NeoTract, Inc. was founded in 2004. You can learn more by visiting their website at https://www.urolift.com/.

About Urological Associates of Southern Arizona, P.C.
Urological Associates of Southern Arizona, P.C. has been serving patients since they first opened their doors in 1969. They work to provide the latest and most advanced technology and techniques for urological conditions for both men and women. If you’re in need of a urologist, contact Urological Associates of Southern Arizona today to schedule an appointment at one of their locations in Tucson, Safford, Green Valley, Bisbee, or Willcox. You can learn more by visiting their website at http://uroassociates.com/.

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