Posted 9/8/2019 11:56 PM (GMT -6)
My dad, who just turned 90, had a Urolift in June. He reports that the procedure was painless and it's improved his urinary function, he's not running to the bathroom all the time anymore because he's able to empty his bladder better. Fewer accidents, no more diapers. about rise and fall I have no idea and I ain't asking. And of course at 65 your expectations, on both fronts, will be different from his. Also, my dad's urologist had a goal in performing the procedure that probably isn't one of yours: to wean my dad, who has Parkinson's, off Flomax, which was contributing to orthostatic hypentension and increasing his fall risk.
I spoke with the urologist before the procedure. He said that in his experience, if a patient tolerates cystoscopy without much discomfort, the Urolift is no trouble 't all and he's had very high rates of satisfaction from "younger" (by which I think he meant 60- or 70-something) patients.
Age 60 at dx 7/2017 biopsy G8 (4+4), 5/13 cores
RARP 8/2017 (Patel), pT3a N0 M0, 30% tumor; EPE+, SV-
PSA 1/2016, 2.9; 4/2017, 7.2; 9/2017 (post-RARP), 0.13; 10/2017, <0.05, 1/9/2018, 0.09, 2/23/2018, 0.08.
SRT 72Gy, 40 fractions, finished 5/8/2018, plus 12 months ADT, finished 2/2019, PSA <0.02, T=4
Caution: I’m not an MD and don’t know what I’m talking about.