DuPage Medical Group to Offer UroLift® Treatment

DOWN­ERS GROVE, Ill. — DuPage Med­ical Group (DMG), the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group in the Chica­go area, con­tin­ues to expand its offer­ings and remain at the fore­front of emerg­ing treat­ment options to pro­vide high-qual­i­ty uro­log­ic care for patients. Dur­ing the month of Novem­ber, DMG Urol­o­gists intro­duced the Uro­Lift® Sys­tem, an addi­tion­al treat­ment option for patients diag­nosed with Benign Pro­sta­t­ic Hyperplasia.

Benign Pro­sta­t­ic Hyper­pla­sia (BPH) is a con­di­tion caused by an enlarged prostate, which pro­duces a wide range of uri­nary symp­toms, includ­ing increased fre­quen­cy and urgency to uri­nate, dif­fi­cul­ty emp­ty­ing the blad­der and a weak­ened stream. These uri­nary prob­lems can inter­rupt sleep and cause a decrease in a patien­t’s over­all qual­i­ty of life. In the past, the only way to effec­tive­ly treat BPH was through an inva­sive sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure to remove the prostate or the pro­longed use of med­ica­tion to alle­vi­ate the asso­ci­at­ed symp­toms. DMG is proud to offer patients suf­fer­ing with BPH a new treat­ment option.

The Uro­Lift® Sys­tem is an FDA-approved min­i­mal­ly-inva­sive approach to treat­ing BPH that lifts the enlarged prostate tis­sue so that it no longer blocks the ure­thra. Dur­ing the process, there is no cut­ting, heat­ing or removal of prostate tis­sue. The pro­ce­dure is per­formed on an out­pa­tient basis, either in the physi­cian’s office or in an ambu­la­to­ry sur­gi­cal cen­ter, requir­ing only local anes­the­sia. Typ­i­cal­ly, no overnight stay or catheter­i­za­tion is need­ed. Fol­low­ing the pro­ce­dure, patients expe­ri­ence symp­tom relief in as lit­tle as two weeks.

Uro­Lift® may be appro­pri­ate for patients who meet the fol­low­ing criteria: 

  • Indi­vid­u­als who have tried pre­scrip­tion ther­a­py for BPH and either expe­ri­enced adverse side effects or don’t want to be on a dai­ly medication.
  • Indi­vid­u­als who want to avoid major surgery due to poten­tial risks or pos­si­ble complications.
  • Indi­vid­u­als who want to treat symp­toms with min­i­mal down­time and in a way that does not impair sex­u­al function.

Urol­o­gist, Dr. Craig Smith began per­form­ing the Uro­Lift® treat­ment for DuPage Med­ical Group patients in mid-November.

As with any pro­ce­dure, Uro­Lift® may not be appro­pri­ate for all BPH patients. Patients can sched­ule an appoint­ment with a DMG urol­o­gist to learn more by call­ing 630−790−1221 or vis­it­ing www​.dupagemed​ical​group​.com/​s​e​r​v​i​c​e​s​/​u​r​ology.

About DuPage Med­ical Group

Found­ed in 1999, DuPage Med­ical Group is the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group with more than 600 physi­cians in over 80 sub­ur­ban Chica­go loca­tions. DMG is a patient-cen­tered orga­ni­za­tion focused on improv­ing access to con­ve­nient, qual­i­ty health care using the lat­est tech­nol­o­gy and treat­ment options. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www​.dupagemed​ical​group​.com.