Men, if you are getting up during the night to use the bathroom or often feeling an urge to urinate, you might have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This condition is an increase in the size of the prostate gland. The gland then blocks the flow of urine. This can lead to urinary problems. BPH is a common condition among men over the age of 50.

Symptoms of BPH can include:

  • Blocked urine flow
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Frequent urinary urges
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Formation of stones in the bladder
  • Reduced kidney function


Based on the size of the prostate, your age and your overall health, BPH can be treated with medication, minimally invasive procedures, or surgery.

Urolift: Solution without Medication

You may have symptoms but don’t want to be on medication or have major surgery. Or you may be looking for a way to come off prostate medication. Urolift could be right for you.

This minimally invasive procedure can be done in the doctor’s office or under sedation in the operating room. The procedure takes only five minutes as part of a 30-minute appointment. You can expect to see improvements in urinary symptoms within a few days. Urolift is not surgery.

Call 866-GUTHRIE for a consultation appointment to discuss if this is the right treatment for you. In Cortland call 607-428-5757.

Our urology team diagnoses and treats adults and children with urinary tract issues. The urinary system (or renal system) is the producer of urine (pee).