Cabell Huntington Hospital is the first in West Virginia to offer a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure to relieve the symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), a common condition where the prostate enlarges as men age.

Nearly 70% of men 50 years and older have BPH symptoms. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man's quality of life. As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms such as:

  • Frequent need to urinate
  • 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

During the procedure, implants are inserted through the urethra and into the prostate to lift or hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way. This opens the urethra while leaving the prostate intact. The alternative to the UroLift System is surgery that cuts or ablates (burns) prostate tissue which increases recovery time and side effects.

With UroLift, there is no cutting, heating or removal of the prostate and patients return home with immediate results. This procedure is giving men their life back.