Coral Gables Hospital Serves as Training Hospital for UroLift® System Implant Procedure
New Implant Offers Relief for Men with Enlarged Prostates
Coral Gables, FL (August 13, 2014) – Coral Gables Hospital is one of only two hospitals in the United States to become a training site for the UroLift® System. This technology is the first permanent implant to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men age 50 or older. The UroLift System treatment lifts or holds the enlarged prostate tissue so that it no longer blocks the urethra.
Dr. Paul Perito, chairman of urology at Coral Gables Hospital, and a renowned expert in men’s health and sexual function, will hold monthly educational sessions for physicians. They will consist of presentations, hands-on training with the device and the opportunity to observe multiple surgical cases.
“The UroLift System is an exciting and unique treatment option for men suffering from an enlarged prostate,” said Paul Perito, MD. “I’m extremely thrilled to train some of the country’s top urologists on this new implant procedure right here at Coral Gables Hospital.”
The UroLift® System, cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2013, is designed to relieve symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate while preserving sexual function. Patients recover from the procedure quickly and return to their normal routines with minimal downtime.
“Our hospital is committed to providing patients with the highest quality, most effective treatment options to address their urological needs,” said Jeffery M. Welch, chief executive officer of Coral Gables Hospital. “We are proud to serve as a training hospital for the UroLift System to help improve the overall quality of life for BPH patients.”
Data from a recent 206-patient randomized controlled study showed that patients who received UroLift implants reported improved urinary flow rates and sustained sexual function. Any minimally adverse effects were mostly resolved two to four weeks following the procedure. Patients also experienced a significant improvement in quality of life.
About Coral Gables Hospital
Coral Gables Hospital is a 245-bed acute care hospital located at 3100 Douglas Road in the heart of historic Coral Gables, Florida. The community-based hospital serves South Dade County, Latin America as well as the Caribbean and offers a broad range of services including: primary care, orthopedics, urology, comprehensive diagnostic services, emergency care, outpatient rehabilitation and more.
Coral Gables Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ and Prostatectomy™ as well as ranked among the Top 5 Percent in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services. Coral Gables Hospital has also been the recipient of the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Plus Award.
Coral Gables Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. In 2012, The Joint Commission recognized Coral Gables Hospital as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.
To learn more about Coral Gables Hospital, visit www.coralgableshospital.com.
The UroLift System permanent implants, delivered during a minimally-invasive procedure, effectively treat BPH by acting like window curtain tie-backs to hold the lobes of an enlarged prostate open. Patients recover from the procedure quickly, and return to their normal routines with minimal downtime. Most common adverse events reported from clinical studies include pain or burning with urination, blood in the urine, pelvic pain, urgent need to urinate, and the inability to control urine because of an urgent need to urinate. Most symptoms were mild to moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure. Learn more at www.UroLift.com.