Dr. Richard Natale: A Urologist Trained in the UroLift System
Most men will experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate as they grow older. Some of the traditional treatments for enlarged prostate can cause side effects like increased urges to urinate, and even erectile dysfunction (ED). Fortunately, Dr. Richard Natale is a skilled urologist in the Charlotte area trained in the UroLift System, which offers lasting relief from BPH without the side effects possible from other treatments.
Non-cancerous enlarged prostate is a common men’s health condition that will effect almost all men as they age. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) causes a partial or complete blockage of the urethra, creating problems with urination that range from difficulty or frequent urination to a dangerous and painful inability to empty the bladder. Treatment options include medication and surgery, both minimally-invasive and complex. Many carry a risk of side effects, including ED (erectile dysfunction).
UroLift is a revolutionary procedure that can be done in-office, where patients go home the same day without a catheter. There is no cutting, heating, or removal of prostate tissue, and no risk of sexual side effects. Tiny, permanent implants lift the prostate tissue away from the urethra to allow the normal flow of urine to resume.
Since UroLift requires only local anesthesia and there is no removal or destruction of prostate tissue, recovery time is minimal, and most patients experience relief from symptoms within 2-3 weeks. If you’re seeking an alternative to medication or to avoid more invasive surgical options, UroLift may be the right treatment for you.
Benefits of the UroLift System include:
- Minimally invasive in-office procedure
- No general anesthesia
- Minimal downtime
- No catheter or overnight stay required
- Preservation of sexual function
- Durable results
- Symptom relief within 2-3 weeks
Dr. Richard Natale of Carolina Urology Partners is a board-certified urologist who has been recognized as a “Top Doc” by Charlotte Magazine. He is Chief of Urology and Chairman of Surgery at CHS-Northeast. Dr. Natale is experienced in treating BPH and has successfully treated many patients with the UroLift System. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Natalie, call (704) 786-5131, or fill out our online appointment request form.