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The Urolift® System for BPH

The Urolift® System offers a novel tool to manage benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Dr. Andrew Joel with VHC Physician Group – Urology has had two years of experience with the Urolift System, making Virginia Hospital Center one of the first hospitals in Northern Virginia to offer the procedure.

Urolift is a way for patients to avoid other more invasive treatments for BPH, including major surgery or ongoing medication. Unlike other procedures involving the prostate, the Urolift procedure does not require heat or destruction of prostate tissue.


The Urolift System has many benefits, including the following:

    • Its one of the few procedures that has no effect on sexual function.
    • The procedure helps patients get off medications for BPH.
    • The recovery period is fast and easy.
    • Patients experience shorter periods with blood in their urine.


One of the tiny implants of the Urolift System, used to increase flow in the urethra.

The Urolift System is an minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that only lasts ten to fifteen minutes. The procedure itself involves the placement of tiny implants that are used to hold open the pathway that is blocking urine flow. These implants open up blocked channels in the prostate, and provide fast symptom relief from those suffering from BPH.
Patients are able to go home the same day.

What are the next steps?

Patients suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia can make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Joel if they are interested in the Urolift System.
Call 703.717.4200 to make an appointment today.

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