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Dr. Snyder Honored for UroLift Center of Excellence

Urology Associates and the team celebrated with Dr. Snyder for being named a Center of Excellence for UroLift. Dr. Snyder received accolades for his surgical expertise and the excellent outcomes that have been reported in his patients. He has met or exceeded the benchmarks set by UroLlift and was honored to be recognized as one of the best in the country.

UroLift is a new, minimally invasive procedure that can be used to treat BPH or an enlarged prostate. It is performed by a urologist and it doesn’t require any heating, cutting or removal of tissue.  Rather, it is a tiny implant that is used to lift and hold the tissue around the urethra, and gently expand the channel where the urethra passes through the prostate. Once in place, it relieves the compression on the urethra and re-opens the channel so that urine can pass through freely.

There are many benefits to the Urolift procedure:

  • Men can get treatment earlier
  • Can be done in the office or in a surgery center setting.
  • It is performed with light sedation
  • There is less bleeding which lessens the chance of clotting
  • It does not have any sexual side effects
  • A catheter is often not needed following the procedure and that reduces the risk of infection
  • The procedure itself takes 10 minutes or less
  • The recovery time is quick and patients generally see improvement in 2-4 weeks
  • The channel is now open when it was compressed

UroLift is considered as a treatment option for men who have prostate enlargement and the size of the prostate is 100 grams or less, which is why it is important to seek treatment early at the onset of symptoms.