Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
During the life of a male, the prostate goes through two main growth phases. The first is during puberty when the prostate nearly doubles in size and the second happens in the young adults’ ages 20-30 when the prostate again begins to grow.
Sometimes this second episode of growth causes an enlarged prostate; this is typically detected in middle-aged men. The enlarged prostate can cause impingement on the urethra. If the urethra is pinched, it is unable to release urine properly. With this disorder, urine retention will build up in the bladder or improper or incomplete emptying of the bladder takes place on a recurring basis. This syndrome is known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
BPH is not cancer, nor does it turn into cancer, however it can cause urinary tract infections and painful discomfort. Nearly 50% of all men age 50 and over have BPH. Along with Urinary tract infections and pain, BPH can eventually lead to kidney disorders.
• Frequent urination
• Inability to empty the bladder
• Increased Urination at night (awakening from sleep to urinate)
• Trickling at the end of urination
• Trouble urinating
• Urination that stops and starts
• Weak urine stream
The UroLift System
There is an advanced technique called the UroLift® System, which lifts or holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way, so it no longer impinges or blocks the urethra. This innovative method does not require any cutting, heating or removal of the prostate.
The UroLift System safely relieves urinary tract symptoms due to BPH without compromising sexual function1,2,3. The goal of the UroLift System is to reduce urinary symptoms and discomfort associated with the disorder, and to alleviate the possibility of kidney dysfunction.
• Minimally invasive
• Minimal downtime
• Preservation of prostate tissue
• Typically no catheter or overnight stay required after treatment
• Protection of sexual function
• Rapid symptom relief, as early as two weeks post procedure
How Does The UroLift System Work?
Your urologist will place small implantable cords that hold the prostate lobes apart. This relieves the compression on the urethra, allowing the urine to flow normally again. The UroLift System treatment can be done in the physician’s office under local anesthesia or in a surgery center. Dr Coronato has been performing Urolift since it was approved in Florida and is the only urologist in Port Charlotte County to offer the procedure.
Gulf Coast Urology – A Division of 21st Century Oncology – is a fully integrated, breakthrough urological care facility. Their patients are able to visit their neighborhood physician and also obtain streamlined access to pathology, laboratory, radiation and imaging services. By having these services readily available, They can more effectively manage their patient’s health care as a whole, while ensuring they receive the highest standard of quality.
The board-certified physicians and clinical staff are experts in the latest advances in urological care and are leaders in bringing new technology and treatment options to our community. They treat all urologic diseases and conditions, including enlargement of the prostate causing lower urinary
tract symptoms, prostate cancer screenings and treatments, urinary incontinence, changes in voiding habits, overactive bladder, painful urination, excessive nighttime urination disrupting sleep cycle, urinary tract infections, blood in the urine, elevated PSA, kidney and bladder stones, sexual dysfunction including impotence, vasectomy and cancers of the kidney, bladder, ureter, testicles and more.
Eric E. Coronato, D.O
Dr. Eric Coronato received his degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his internship in Massachusetts and his Urology residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and has been practicing in Florida since 2010.
Dr. Coronato is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Fawcett Hospital, Englewood Hospital, and Bayfront Health Park (Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda). He is also affiliated with Gulf Point Surgery Center.
Dr. Coronato’s areas of special interest are urologic oncology, kidney stone disease, prostate hypertrophy and urinary incontinence. Dr. Coronato sees patients at Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda offices.
Gulf Coast Urology
21260 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte FL 33952