Dr. William Schiff Treats 100th Patient using the Urolift System for BPH

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Urology Associates of Central California does more Urolift BPH procedures than any other private practice medical group in the Central Valley. Dr. Schiff treated his 100th patient in November 2018.

The UroLift System preserves sexual function, and enables men to enjoy rapid symptom relief returning to a normal routine quickly

Urology Associates of Central California located in Fresno, CA announced that William Schiff, M.D. has treated his 100th patient with the UroLift® System, a proven, minimally invasive technology to treat men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH.

“The UroLift System preserves sexual function, and enables men to enjoy rapid symptom relief returning to a normal routine quickly,” adds Dr. William Schiff, urologist and founding member at Urology Associates of Central California.

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 additional treatment 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.

About the UroLift System
NeoTract’s FDA-cleared UroLift System is a proven, 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 treatment. 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 Associates of Central California
Urology Associates of Central California (UACC) is the largest urology group in the central valley. We provide the highest level of comprehensive care ranging from conservative treatment to surgical intervention in every area of urologic care. UACC’s 9 Board Certified urologists and 4 mid-level practitioners offer a variety of experience and expertise including: Bladder Disorders, Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders, Stone Disease, Urinary Incontinence in men & women, Prostate Disease/Health, Genitourinary Cancer, Robotic-Assisted Prostatectomy, Male Infertility, Sexual Dysfunction for men & women, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pediatric urology, minimally invasive surgery for urologic diseases, and an on-site ambulatory surgery center.

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