Good Samaritan Physician Network urologists William Vaughn, MD and Bart
DeBrock, MD, are now treating patients with the Urolift System, the first
permanent implant to treat symptoms due to urinary outflow obstruction
secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men 50 years of age
or older. Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2013, the
UroLift System is designed to relieve symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate,
while preserving sexual function.
BPH is a normal part of the aging process for men. It occurs with changes
in hormone balance and cell-growth factors as most men naturally grow
into an enlarged prostate. Genetics may play a small role in severe cases,
but typically BPH is associated with age and hormonal changes. Symptoms
may range from mild to severe, depending on the individual.
The UroLift System permanent implants, delivered during a minimally-invasive
procedure, act 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 down time. With eliminating lasting
sexual side effects and providing lasting relief, UroLift is changing
the lives of men everywhere.
“Our hospital system is committed to providing patients with the
highest quality, most effective options to address their urology needs,”
said Dr. Vaughn. “ We have already treated more than 50 men with
the UroLift and have seen excellent results. Patients seem to be very
The UroLift System has an excellent safety profile and provides men suffering
from an enlarged prostate a beneficial first-line treatment alternative
to drug therapy or more invasive surgery. Importantly, the UroLift System
provides fast and meaningful relief from BPH symptoms, improving overall
quality of life for patients.
Good Samaritan is offering an opportunity for men to learn more about the
UroLift system at a FREE seminar on Monday, February 19 at the Pioneer
Oil Company located at 400 Main Street in Vincennes, Indiana. Check-in
is at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 6 p.m. Men can RSVP
by calling 812-885-3336 or go online to gshvin.org.formstack.com/forms/urolift
by February 9.
For more information on the UroLift System or to schedule an appointment
to see if you qualify for UroLift call the Good Samaritan Urology Department