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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men age. BPH is a benign condition and is unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.

Normal Prostate vs Enlarged Prostate

Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia:

  • Frequent need to urinate both day and night
  • Weak or slow urinary stream
  • A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
  • Difficulty or delay in starting urination
  • Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
  • A urinary stream that stops and starts

Treatment Options for BPH

A wide variety of treatments are available for men with BPH, including medication, minimally invasive therapies, and surgery. You and your doctor will consider several factors when you evaluate these choices.

The UroLift® System

The UroLift System is a minimally invasive procedure to treat an enlarged prostate. It is a proven option for patients looking for an alternative to medications or major surgery. It is the only leading enlarged prostate procedure that does not require heating, cutting or destruction of prostate tissue.

The UroLift System treatment offers rapid, lasting relief from BPH. Tiny implants are used to hold open the obstructed pathway that blocks urine flow. Unlike medications, the UroLift System treatment addresses the blockage directly, offering a mechanical solution to a mechanical problem.

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The UroLift Delivery Device is placed through the obstructed urethra to access the enlarged prostate.


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Small UroLift implants are permanently placed to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way and increase the opening of the urethra.

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The UroLift System treatment provides quick symptom relief by opening the obstructed urethra.


Contact Information

  • Barton Urology, 2169 South Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • 530.543.5400
  • * Virtual Visits including video/ telehealth, telephone and secure messaging via MyChart are available.