UROLIFT COST ???

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I am 58 and have been on Tamsulosin and Finasteride for a year with all negative side effects, during last month. I declined TURP last week and The good new is I'm now candidate for Urolift.....but..... from my pocket.

Does any body know de procedure COST for 2 or 4 implants ?

WHERE IN USA ?

Thanks a lot for yours answers.

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    Hi Vic

    Good luck with the Uroflit and keep in mind the failure rate, its a relatively new procedure and its difficult to get data on it because it hasn't been studied as long as other procedures. So let's hope you decision is the corrrct one for you, I had a Turp and am very glad I did. I was on Tamsulion and Finasteride for years but it was time to have it dealt with.

    The prostate is a 'wild weed' that continues to grow in men. Remember your dealing with an Industry for men, and all men will develop prostate problems, its only a matter of time. How you deal with it, is up to you. I have read where a urolift is buying time until a TURP has to be done. There are lots of men out there who have had all kinds of differnet procedures, its a money maker for those doing the surgery. The main reason I have heard from men on this site against a TURP, is because you cannot ejaculate. Its an "internal" orgasm. Same feeling, just not external.

    I wish you well.

    Mike

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      Sorry but in my case its definitely not the same feeling or not remotely the same climax. That is what the urologysts wants you to believe who wants to make money. There are so much men who complain about the dry climax yet doctors will still tell you that the climax will be exactly the same before the operation and after the operation its done then they just pretend not to know of any such complaints and they can because everytime there is research that proof that some men are unhappy then they just do new research that proofs the oposite. Why not just listen to the men who had the operation or at least those who still had a good sex life before the operation.

          

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      That is a good answer.  Just because we are geting older we still like to enjoy it all.  Ken
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      You hit the nail on the head Wally, when you siad "YOUR" case is not the same, and guess what, No one else's is either, we are all different and will feel everything differently. Rather than listen to just the men, why not listen to them both, the Specialists AND the men who have had results, whatever they may be, and make your own decision from there.

      Good luck.

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      That is right.  All men are diffrent and not all procdure will work for all men.  The doctors are only telling you what they feel will work but you have to get all the information on whatever you do.  Because it come down to you.  You are the one that says yes or no. Also you have to deal with the side effects not the doctor.  I myself would never do a procedure that cannot be reversed. Turp and Laser can not be reversed once they core out the prostate there is no going back.  Information is the key..Ken  
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      Hi Mike,

      I will keep in mind your comment to take the last decision. My Urologist told me about the sexual lost after TURP (retrograde eyaculatio)...for sure. He was clear on that point and don't give me any chance to keep the "humide eyaculation". Even worst, he prevent me there are a possibility to lost the erection. Otrherwise its a long term surgery and as it is the "gold Standard" is completly proved and ....is sure.

      Take CAre

      Thanks A Lot

      Vic

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      Hi Ken,

      Im in mind your comments. My Urologist told me about the sexual lost after TURP (retrograde eyaculation)...for sure. He was clear on that point and don't give me any chance to keep the "humide eyaculation". Even worst, he prevent me there are a possibility to lost the erection. Otrherwise its a long term surgery and as it is the "gold Standard" is completly proved and ....is "completly" sure.

      Take CAre

      Thank you very mutch for your comments

      Vic

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      Hi Wall,

      Im agree with you. i start to loos my humide eyaculation last month ...It is not then same thing at all. Then I stoped tamsulosine and the humid eyaculatio get back slowly. My Urologist told me about the sexual lost after TURP (retrograde eyaculation)...for sure. He was clear on that point and don't give me any chance to keep the "humide eyaculation". Even worst, he prevent me there are a possibility to lost the erection. Otrherwise its a long term surgery and as it is the "gold Standard" is completly proved and ....is "completly" sure. Any way I could take it, if there is not any mor option !? By now Im sill lookink Urolift. Do you know the cost ?

      Take CAre

      Thank you very mutch for your comments

      Vic

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      Vic I am glad your looking at Urolift because the tup is gold standard but you may have to have another.  There are men on here that it did not work and the doctor had to do another There is alot of bleeding with a turp and sometime you lose so much blood that they have to give you some back.  I'm glad that you are looking into Urolift procedure.  I had mine in april of 2015 and still going strong.  I would not have a doctor dictate my sex life.  Dry orgasm are the pits and I did not like them.  I got them rom some meds.  I what it all and I will keep it that way .  No doctor will ever core or remove my prostate.  Have a great day  Good luck  Ken 
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    My doctor, Steve Ganges in Salt Lake City, has been doing Urolifts longer than any other doctor in the US.  He did the FDA trials for the proceddure.  I went to him for his experience, even though it meant flying 2,000 miles.  The cost, regardless of the number of impants, is $6500.  I'm on Medicare, and had a $650 co-pay.  The procedure is not considered experimental.  I do not know failure rates; I DO know that unlike any of the other options (including TURP), the Urolift IS reversible, should there be a reason so to do.

    The reverse ejaculation from TURP is all I've seen discussed here, like Mike says in his reply.  However, the side-effects that really decided it for me, was the possiblity of incontinence or inability to have an erection.  Um, NO THANKS!!!  Even at 66, that matters to me.

    There is a female doctor in Texassomewhere  who has a lot of experience; I recall finding her just before I located Dr. Ganges in Salt Lake.  The docs I called in NJ, NYC and Long Island, as well as Baltimore, were very new to the procedure.  I wanted someone with a LOT of experience.  If the Urolift is "buying time," as Mike suggests, I would follow it with anything but a TURP.  From my reading, and talking with doctors and guys who've had other procedures, the green-light laser surgery or (more likely) the PAE procedure would be my choice.  

    I had my Urolift 4 months ago; back doing manual work three days later, and systems evened out to a post-op normalcy within a couple of weeks.

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