The urolift may be a good solution for you. Bear in mind it won't stop the prostate from growing, it's basically pulling your lateral lobes away from your urethra. And if your problems are caused by bladder neck or bladder or an enlarged median lobe, it might not help at all. If it were me I'd want to know if enlarged lateral lobes were causing my problems, and were likely the sole cause, because that is all the urolift will address.
Bearing in mind the prostate grows at about 5% per year I'd also want to know how large my prostate was at present. The urolift apparently can't work for prostates over 100cc because too many clips would be required. Once you get to 6 clips (3 on a side) I read that they tend to interfere with each other's effect. Depending on your age and prostate size this may be a short or a long term solution. Of course that's also the case with turp and other less invasive procedures as well. Good luck and let us know how things progress.
A few years ago a urethral stent device was introduced for bph. It sounded good in theory but turned out to be a disaster as the stent became encased in tissue and required surgery to remove it when it failed.
I read an analysis from a recent urology conference where one of the panel members stated he believed the future solution to bph will be an injectible liquid that kills prostate tissue. That would be a great solution if it worked. For some reason they have been testing injectibles like Nymox 1207, alcohol, freezing agents, and botox for more than a decade but don't seem to be able to get these products accepted for anything other than use in trials.
Hi Bob , I like injectible liquid idea but will probably be too late for most of us Guys!
Anyway was very surprised to hear so soon back from my Urological Surgeon. He has been in touch with the Professor who I believe is currently the only one who does the Urolift procedure in the UK and he would be happy to come down to my NHS Hospital to do the procedure! My surgeon advised before we can go ahead he will need to obtain some funding and will be in touch with me and will review me in the clinic to discuss the procedure further and then decide whether to go ahead with it.
I couldn't ask for more than that and if he does obtain the funding and if viable after discussion, I assume I would be getting the op on the NHS! If it went ahead, I presume I would then be one of the ones trialing this procedure to see if better and cheaper for the NHS in the long run than Turps!
Whatever the outcome at least my Urologist doesn't have blinkers on and is and has been prepared to look at other alternatives, for which I am very grateful and am so glad I mentioned the various alternatives obtained from this thread, to him at our last appointment. Will keep you updated.