Urolift gives patients with prostate issues another option

Urolift gives patients with prostate issues another option.

Some man are waking up between 3 and 5 times a night to go to the bathroom, but are never really emptying the bladder.

It's often not a fun thing to discuss with a doctor, and probably not enjoyable to deal with.

But a new treatment option is helping patients.

Leo Garniss was heading to the restroom a lot; the 76-year-old Ansley man had an enlarged prostate.

Over 70 percent of men his age deal with it - a common malady treated commonly by side effect-inducing drugs.

The prostate presses on the urethra, causing a blockage.

Enter the Urolift system - minimally invasive - where the prostate tissue is pulled back.

It relieves the obstruction, so the bladder can empty out, according to Dr. Garrett Pohlman, of Kearney Urology.

“It's done at right in the office, no side effects and the doc says it offers quick relief,” Leo Garniss, who had the prodecure, said.

A quick note, the implants are meant to be permanent..that's a common question.

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