Hays, KS – Prostate enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), affects millions of men around the world and can lead to bothersome problems such as frequent urination, urgency, and blocked or reduction in the low of urine. HaysMed now offers a minimally invasive procedure called UroLift that can provide long-term relief from these symptoms without the side effects of traditional treatments.
Unlike other BPH treatments, which involve either medication or surgery, UroLift requires no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue. Instead, small implants are placed in the prostate to lift and hold the enlarged tissue out of the way to improve urine flow.
“This is a quick and easy procedure that can be done under sedation.,” said Dr. Srinivas Samavedi, a urologist at HaysMed. “Most patients experience significant improvement in their symptoms within days and are able to return to normal activities quickly.”
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) can have a negative impact on a man’s quality of life. The benefits of the UroLift treatment, especially for younger men, includes not only the relief of bothersome urinary symptoms, but also the preservation of sexual function.
Dr. Wallace Curry, urologist commented “I am excited to offer patients a minimally invasive procedure that effectively addresses their BPH symptoms. With UroLift accessible in our community, we can promptly restore comfort, improve urinary function, and enhance the overall well-being of our patients.”
For more information about UroLift and whether it may be right for you, contact HaysMed Urology at 785-628-6014.
Hays Medical Center (HaysMed) is a private, not-for-profit, 200+ bed hospital providing the only tertiary level services in the region. The hospital is NIAHO-accredited by DNV Healthcare and ISO Certified. As the premier provider in western Kansas for specialized care, HaysMed offers a wide variety of specialty programs including cardiology, orthopedics, cancer, general, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, ENT, pulmonology, critical care and women’s services. HaysMed is a Level III Trauma Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, a Primary Stroke Center and a Certified Hip and Knee Replacement Center of Excellence by DNV GL Healthcare. In addition, HaysMed has earned advanced certification in Infection Prevention.
Other services include rehabilitation, hospice, neonatal, intensive care and diagnostic imaging, as well as a Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center and a Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Center. In 2022, HaysMed was named as one of the top 20 rural and community hospitals in the country by the National Rural Health Association. Learn more at haysmed.com.