IEP Chandigarh, July 28
In a first in this region, Shalby Hospital, Mohali has launched ‘Prostatic UroLift’ procedure which is likely to be a boon for thousands of patients suffering from BPH. Talking to media persons on Friday, Dr Priyadarshi Ranjan, Director, Prostate Excellence Centre and Meliora Kidney Institute at Shalby Hospital, who has successfully conducted the Prostatic UroLift procedures said that this non-invasive non-surgical treatment is a breakthrough for symptomatic prostatic enlargement which affects millions of men worldwide.He further said that the ‘Prostatic UroLift’ procedure is a non-invasive option that offers quick relief without causing any complications or hospitalization. It involves precise placement of miniature stapling implants that lift and realign the obstructing prostate tissue, opening up the blocked urethra and allowing for better urine flow. This takes only a few minutes to complete, with patients usually able to return home the same day, informed Dr Ranjan who has received special training to conduct urolift procedure from Birmingham, NHS, UK.Till date, BPH was treated with either medications or TURP/Laser, both of which lead to serious complications such as bleeding, incontinence and sexual dysfunction. Medications for BPH such as Urimax Tamsulosin, Sildosin lead to psychosexually disturbing side effects and its difficult for younger patients to continue them for lifetime, Dr Ranjan maintained.UroLift is a perfect remedy for such patients who want to get treated for their prostate as well as want to preserve normal sexual function, he said.The biggest advantage of UroLift is its utility in young males affected by this problem, who are keen on preserving their sexual health. As the procedure involves only lifting or retracting the prostate, with mini staples the procedure carries no risk of sexual or ejaculatory side effects and is done as a daycare procedure with no need of hospitalization or catheterization, informed Dr Ranjan. The research says over 40 per cent of men in their 50s and over 70 percent of men in their 60s have symptoms such as poor urine flow, dribbling, straining to pass urine, suggestive of BPH. The UroLift System procedure is intended to be a long-lasting solution for BPH that utilizes a permanently placed implant and offers immediately relief. It is also effective in patients of retention who are on catheter and offers a ray of hope to patients on blood thinner.“We are excited to offer this innovative treatment option to our patients. The procedure is a game-changer for men with BPH, as it offers a safe, effective, and minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgery”, added Dr Ranjan.