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BPH Treatment Resources in Salt Lake City, Utah

Leading expert in UroLift BPH Treatment, Dr. Steven Gange has provided helpful resources for patients suffering from BPH. If you would like more information about BPH symptoms or treatment and are in the Salt Lake City, Utah area, contact our urology clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah at (801) 993-1800.

UroLift Resources

Roehborn CG, Gange SN, et al
Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Blinded Trial of the Prostatic Urethral Lift: The L.I.F.T. Study
J Urol 190, 2161-2167, December 2013

McVary K, Gange S, et al
Sexual Effects of Prostatic Urethral LIFT
J Sex Med 11: 279. 2014

Shore N, Freedman S, Gange SN, et al
Prospective Multi-Center Study Elucidating Patient Experience After Prostatic Urethral Lift
Can J Urol 2:1, 7094-7101, 2014

Roehrborn C, Rukstalis D, Barkin J, Gange SN, et al
Three Year Results of the Prostatic Urethral L.I.F.T. Study
Can J Urol 22:3 7772-7782, 2015

Gange S
UroLift: An efficacious and effective treatment that can be performed under topical anesthesia without oral sedation

Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology 2:050, 2015

McVary K, Gange S, et al
Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Blinded Trial of Convective Water Vapor Energy in the Treatment of LUTS Secondary to BPH
J Urol 195: 1529-38, May 2016

McVary K, Gange S, et al
Erectile and Ejaculatory Function Preserved with Convective Water Vapor Energy Treatment of LUTS Secondary to BPH: Randomized Controlled Study
J Sex Med 2016; 13: 924-933

Roehrborn C, Barkin J, Gange S, et al
Five Year Results of the Prospective Randomized Controlled Prostatic Urethral LIFT Study
Canadian Journal of Urology 24(3): 8802-13, June 2017

Gange S, Baum N
Verbal Anesthesia: How and When To Use It In Urological Procedures
JOJ Urology & Nephrology 4(5): 1-6, Jan 2018

Eure G, Gange S, et al
Real-World Evidence of Prostatic Urethral Lift Confirms Pivotal Clinical Study Results: 2-Year Outcomes of a Retrospective Multicenter Study
Journal of Endourology Volume 33, Number 7, July 2019

Sievert K, Schonthaler M, Eure G, Gange SN, et al
Parallel Outcomes of the Prostatic Urethral Lift from Two Distinct Multicenter Real-World Studies

Proceedings of 2020 International Continence Society Meeting Las Vegas, NV

Eure G, Gange SN, et al
Prostatic Urethral Lift Real-World Experience is Consistent with Controlled Trial Results in Both Non-Retention and Retention Subjects
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the AUA 5/2020

Gange SN, et al
PUL Consistency Across a Variety of BPH Patients and Studies: Results from the Large Multi-Center Real World Analysis
Proceedings of the Western Section of the AUA 10/2020

Gange SN, et al
Real-World PUL Outcomes are Consistent Across Heterogeneous Populations of BPH Patients
Proceedings of the Society of Government Services Urologists 1/2021


BPH/Bladder Drug Side Effects

*Alpha-Blockers (including tamsulosin/Flomax, alfuzosin/Uroxatral, silodosin/Rapaflo, etc)

  • dizzinesss, nasal congestion, paranasal congestion, rhinitis, rhinorrhea, seasonal allergic rhinitis, drowsiness, abnormal ejaculation, asthenia, headache, orthostasis, back pain, nausea, diarrhea, etc.
  • Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome:
    • Chang D, Campbell J. J Cataract Refract Surgery 2005; 31:664-673 and Teper SJ, et al. Cen Eur J of Urol 2011 (64)2: 62-68
  • Ischemic Strokes:
    • Lai C, et al. Can J Urol 2016. 188(4) 255-260
  • Dementia:
    • Duan Y, et al. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2018;27:340-348 and Tae BS, et al. J Urol 202, 362-368
  • Congestive Heart Failure:
    • Hunderner GL, et al Am J Kidney Disease online 9/11/2020

*5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors (finasteride/Proscar, dutasteride/Avodart, and Jalyn):

  • confusion, dizziness, breast enlargement, diminished libido, erectile dysfunction
  • Post Finasteride Syndrome (Persistent Sexual Side Effects after dc–FAERS data):
    • Bass WR, et al. Urology 120:143-149, 2018
  • Suicidality and Depression:
    • Welk B, et al. JAMA Int Med 2017; 177(5)683-691
  • Alteration in Glucose and Lipid Profiles:
    • Traish A, et al. Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation 2017. 30:20170015
  • Increased Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes:
    • Wei L, et al. BMJ 2019;365:l1204
  • Delay in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Worse Cancer-Specific Outcomes:
    • Sarkar R, et al. JAMA Int Med 2019;179(6)812-819

*Antimuscarinics (oxybutynin/Ditropan, solifenicin/Vesicare, trospium/Sanctura, others):

  • GI effects (gas, heartburn, constipation), confusion, dizziness, irregular heartbeat; dry skin, eyes, nose, mouth, and throat
  • Dementia:
    • Carol A, et al. doi 10.1001 JAMA Int Med 2019.0677



I have seen Dr. Gange for a number of years and developed the typical symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. During my annual urologist visit, Dr. Gange laid out my options. After doing some personal research, I elected to have the Urolift procedure performed by Dr. Gange on an outpatient basis.

The procedure was uncomfortable but not particularly painful compared to other surgeries I have had. Recovery was relatively quick and I was back at work after two days of rest.

I did experience some significant discomfort associated with urination but was counseled that I was not drinking enough water. Once I increased my consumption of water, most of the discomfort went away and I was back to normal after about two weeks.

In the wake of the surgery, the urgency to urinate has gone away. The interval between trips to the bathroom has lengthened significantly such that I usually get up to urinate only once each night and sometimes not at all.

Having talked with others who have had more drastic prostate surgery, I feel that the Urolift procedure was much less stressful and the results were as hoped for.