Urolift Center of Excellence
The urology practice of Amir Saffarian, M.D., has been recognized as a UroLift Center of Excellence.
The UroLift System is a proven minimally invasive procedure to treat an enlarged prostate. It is the only leading enlarged prostate procedure that does not require heating, cutting, or destruction of prostate tissue.
The national UroLift Center of Excellence program is designed to recognize exemplary care of men suffering from urinary tract symptoms and the achievement of a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System.
"The UroLift System is a proven technology with four years of published clinical data showing rapid and durable improvement of symptoms due to enlarged prostate," said Dave Amerson, president and CEO of NeoTract. "We are excited to have many urologists around the country with extensive experience treating patients with the UroLift System, and this program is designed to highlight their commitment to providing the best care possible to their patients."
The UroLift System permanent implants, delivered during a minimally-invasive procedure, act like window curtain tie-backs to hold the lobes of an enlarged prostate open. The procedure takes less than one hour and is typically performed using only local anesthetic in a physician’s office or ambulatory surgery center, with no cutting, heating, or removal of tissue. Patients recover from the procedure quickly, returning to their normal routines with minimal downtime.
The UroLift System is a proven treatment that can get men off BPH medications and allow them to avoid major surgery, while preserving sexual function. Long-term clinical data from the LIFT randomized study published in Urologic Clinics of North America showed that, after four years, patients treated with the UroLift device continue to experience symptom relief with minimal side effects, with few patients requiring an additional procedure for relief.1 A second randomized clinical trial called BPH6 demonstrated that the minimally invasive UroLift device 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.2
Learn more about the UroLift System.
1 Roehrborn Urology Clinics 2016
2 Sonksen et al J Urology 2016