Plans to support device that avoids surgery for enlarged prostate glands.

A new device to relieve urinary tract problems caused by enlarged prostate glands in men is the focus of NICE draft guidance that opens for consultation (Friday 29 May 2015).

Views on its draft medical technology guidance – provisionally recommending  the UroLift system for treating the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia, when the device is used in a day surgery unit.  An enlarged prostate can push against the urethra, making it difficult for a man to pass urine. Using UroLift involves inserting implants to move excess prostate tissue away from the urethra, so stopping the extra tissue blocking urine flow and avoids the need for surgery or cutting away the extra prostate tissue.

The consultation closes on 26 June 2015.…more


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