Associate Professor Peter Chin has been involved with the Urolift® since it's early development and has pioneered many of the surgical techniques utilizing the Urolift®. He has been a clinical investigator in the first human trials, safety and feasibility studies and many multi-center and multinational trials on the use of the Urolift® since 2005. The Urolift® has been extensively studied and many publications now show significant improvement in symptoms with no sexual side effects and good durability (See below). The Urolift® has been approved for use in Australia, Europe and America for treatment of symptoms caused by Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH).
A/Prof. Chin continues to travel to many Australian Institutions and hospitals helping to train his fellow Urologists on the use of the Urolift®. He continues to actively present papers at National and International meetings on the Urolift®.
A/Prof. Chin continues to develop the surgical technique for the Urolift® and currently utilizes his “4D bladder neck technique” to provide consistent and excellent results for his patients (see video). With increasing experience, Prof. Chin has been able to treat an increasing range of prostatic sizes and bladder neck configurations, including the majority of middle lobe enlargement which has traditionally been a challenge for the Urolift® procedure.
What is UroLift?
The UroLift System is a new, minimally invasive device for treating BPH. Small implants are permanently placed to hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue.
How UroLift Works:
Step 1: The UroLift delivery device with a visualization instrument is placed through the urethra to access the enlarged prostate.
Step 2: Small UroLift implants are permanently placed to lift or hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way and increase the opening of the urethra. Typically 4-6 implants are placed per patient, but it can vary from patient to patient.
Step 3: The UroLift delivery device is removed, leaving a more open urethra.
Urolift procedure video from A/Prof Chin including middle lobe