Dr. Schlesinger Designated as UroLift Center of Excellence
Piedmont HealthCare Urology: Michael H. Schlesinger, MD announced that the practice has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that PHC Urology: Michael H.
Schlesinger, MD has demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from urinary tract symptoms associated with enlarged prostate and has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System.
“The UroLift System is a breakthrough minimally invasive treatment that takes less than an hour and offers multiple benefits for men with enlarged prostate – no cutting, heating, or removal of tissue, minimal downtime, no compromise of sexual function, and no need for continued medications,” said Dr. Schlesinger. “We are proud to be a national leader in treating patients with this durable and effective treatment.” We are also honored to be a designated UroLift training center for visiting national and international urologists.
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, trans
urethral 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
More than 37 million men in the United States are affected by Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate.3 Not to be confused with prostate cancer, BPH is a benign disease and occurs when the prostate gland that surrounds the male urethra becomes enlarged with advancing age and begins to obstruct the lower urinary tract. Symptoms of BPH often include sleepless nights and urinary problems, and can cause loss of productivity, depression and decreased quality of life.4
1 Roehrborn Urology Clinics 2016
2 Sonksen J Urology 2016
3 Data on file at NeoTract Inc.
4 Speakman et al BJUI International 2014