Uroift is a relatively new, minimally invasive technique designed to improve urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate or BPH. Gold Coast urologist Dr Elmes, was one of the first surgeons in Queensland to perform it and he has performed over 100 UroLift cases.
The procedure is carried out by inserting several small internal stitiches into the prostate, compressing the tissue outwards and thus widening the internal diameter of the 'urethra' (the tube we naturally urinate out).
It does not involve cutting or lasering of any of the prostate tissue and as such results in a far better side effect profile:
No Erectile Dysfunction
No stress urinary incontinence
No retrograde (backwards) ejaculation
However, the improvement in flow strength and reduction of urinary symptoms with Urolift is less than cavitating treatments such as HoLEP or TURP and the longevity of UroLift is also doubtful - some men get improvement for one year others up to five years.
Dr Elmes recommends UroLift it to his patients with:
mild to moderate urinary symptoms who want to stop daily tablets
a fear of retrograde ejaculation
Post UroLift procedure by Dr Elmes
CONGRATULATIONS DR ELMES ON REACHING OVER 100 UROLIFT CASES!
UroLift has acknowledged Dr Elmes for his achievement in performing over 100 UroLift procedures.
Ted Lamson, co-founder of Neotract inc. who recently visited Australia made a visit to Dr Elmes to present him with the plaque.
Dr Elmes is committed to providing high quality care for patients and continues to offer his super specialised experience with the UroLift treatment.