Buffalo Urologist Names UroLift® Center of Excellence
BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 2, 2018
BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Buffalo Medical Group today announced that Dr. Michael Hanzly has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Hanzly has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH.
"Enlarged prostate is a natural part of the aging process," said Dr. Hanzly. "However, prior to treating BPH with the UroLift System, men had limited options including medications or invasive surgery that can cause serious side effects. The UroLift System is a game changer that may allow men to discontinue the use of BPH medications and get back to what matters."
Nearly 40 million men in the United States are affected by BPH. Not to be confused with prostate cancer, BPH occurs when the prostate gland that surrounds the male urethra becomes enlarged with advancing age and begins to obstruct the urinary system. Symptoms of BPH often include interrupted sleep and urinary problems, and can cause loss of productivity, depression and decreased quality of life.
Five-year data from a randomized study shows the UroLift System offers not only rapid improvement, but also durable relief for patients with BPH. After five years, patients treated with the UroLift System continue to experience symptom relief with minimal side effects, with few patients requiring an additional procedure for relief. A second randomized clinical trial called BPH6 demonstrated that the minimally invasive UroLift System compares very well to the reference standard surgery, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), with regard to efficacy, and is superior to TURP at preserving sexual function and offering a more rapid recovery.
Medication is often the first-line therapy for enlarged prostate, but relief can be inadequate and temporary. Side effects of medication treatment can include sexual dysfunction, dizziness and headaches, prompting many patients to quit using the drugs. For these patients, the classic alternative is surgery that cuts, heats or removes prostate tissue to open the blocked urethra. While current surgical options can be very effective in relieving symptoms, they can also leave patients with permanent side effects such as urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and retrograde ejaculation.
About the UroLift System
NeoTract's FDA-cleared UroLift System is a novel, minimally invasive technology for treating lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The UroLift permanent implants, delivered during a minimally invasive transurethral outpatient procedure, relieve prostate obstruction and open the urethra directly without cutting, heating, or removing prostate tissue. Clinical data from a pivotal 206-patient randomized controlled study showed that patients with enlarged prostate receiving UroLift implants reported rapid and durable symptomatic and urinary flow rate improvement without compromising sexual function. Patients also experienced a significant improvement in quality of life. Most common adverse events reported include hematuria, dysuria, micturition urgency, pelvic pain, and urge incontinence. Most symptoms were mild to moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure. The UroLift System is available in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. Learn more at http://www.UroLift.com.
About Buffalo Medical Group
Founded in 1946, Buffalo Medical Group, P.C., is among the first and largest multi-specialty physician practice groups in New York State. With more than 150 primary care, specialist and sub-specialist physicians – as well as a team of more than 800 nurses, technologists and other health care professionals – BMG records more than 850,000 outpatient visits annually at its main locations in Buffalo, Williamsville and Orchard Park as well as more than 10 satellite sites. For more information on BMG, visit http://www.buffalomedicalgroup.com/