Urolift Specialist

Nephrologists, Kidney Stone Specialists, Urologists & Urologists located in Midtown East, New York and Forest Hills, NY

As a board certified urologist, Dr. David Shusterman at NY Urology with locations in both Forest Hills and Midtown East, New York City, New York works with his patients to manage even the most sensitive of conditions, such as erectile dysfunction. Dr. Shusterman is recognized in the field for the compassionate care he offers to those facing challenges that affect their quality of life. If you need to discuss this sensitive medical concern, call NY Urology for an appointment.

Urolift Q & A

Minimally Invasive BPH Treatment



New Minimally Invasive Treatment for BPH with Fewest Sexual Side Effects.

Urolift, an innovative treatment for an enlarged prostate in men with BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) was recently approved by the FDA after rigorous evaluation.  Urolift for BPH is unique among treatment options for BPH in that it does not cause sexual side effects based on the studies reviewed by the FDA.

Randomized controlled studies published in the Journal of Urology and submitted to the FDA have shown a durable benefit for >5 years after the procedure with minimal side effects and high patient satisfaction. In fact, studies suggest that sexual function improves after treatment.

Urolift is appropriate for men with an enlarged prostate and urinary symptoms who do not want to take daily medications or who wish to avoid the side effects associated with other treatment options for BPH such as TURP, Greenlight laser and Flomax.  It is most appropriate for men with obstructing prostate with mild to moderate enlargement. Some men with more severe urinary symptoms including urinary retention may be candidates for Urolift.  Some men with urinary symptoms as a result of prostate cancer may also benefit from Urolift.

Urolift is offered at NY Urology.

Treatment involves a quick outpatient procedure.

Who is a Candidate for Urolift?

Many men with an enlarged prostate are good candidates for the Urolift procedure.  It is important for us to evaluate each potential patient to make sure that Urolift is an appropriate treatment option for each man considering it.  Read about our patient selection criteria for the Neotract Urolift System for BPH and a detailed explanation of who is a candidate for the Urolift procedure.

How does Urolift Work?

Urolift is unique in that it does not destroy tissue. Instead, Urolift compresses normal tissue that blocks the urethra which results in a patent, wide, urethra, and improved flow.   On the image below you can see the net result on the urethra and prostate before and after Urolift treatment.

Does Urolift Work for Everyone?

Urolift has very good efficacy for men who are good candidates for the procedure based on a thorough evaluation. For men who are considered a good candidate for Urolift, success rates are around 90%.  When Urolift does not achieve the desired results, other treatment options after the Urolift procedure are available.  Procedures such as Microwave, Greenlight laser and TURP can be performed for patients who fail Urolift therapy for BPH.

Cost of Treatment and Insurances

At NY Urology we offer affordable treatment for men. Our prices are low for patients without insurance and for those who have high insurance copays, high deductibles, or insurance plans that do not cover treatment costs. 

We accept most of health insurance plans.  We would be happy to verify your eligibility and benefits and to provide you with detailed information on your health plan’s coverage.  Financing options and credit options are available to help you pay for medical care.

Where to Get Urolift Procedure in NYC?

At NY Urology, we offer specialized treatment for enlarged prostate with Urolift for men.  Same-day appointments are available. 

Call (212) 991-9991 or make an appointment online.  

We perform a cystoscopy, urodynamic testing, prostate, and bladder ultrasound in our office.  We offer Urolift procedure, Rezum water-vapor procedure in our office.

We treat urinary and erection problems. We offer confidential appointments.

Insurance Coverage for Urolift

Urolift is covered by most insurance, including AETNA, Blue Cross, Cigna, United Healthcare, Oxford, GHI/EmblemHealth, 1199, and Medicare.  NY Urology works with many insurances on an individual basis to obtain insurance coverage for patients who desire the Urolift Procedure for BPH. At NY Urology we offer affordable options for treatment of enlarged prostate including the Urolift procedure for men without health insurance.

The overall cost of the Urolift procedure is comparable to medical therapy and other treatment options over 5 years.

We offer personalized treatment options for BPH for men with symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

Would I Need to use Medications (Flomax, Uroxatral, and Finasteride) after Urolift?

After your Urolift procedure for the treatment of enlarged prostate is performed by the urological surgeons at NY Urology,  we advise continuing using the medications as instructed. Typically we advise our patients to stop medications 1 month after treatment with Urolift. 

Why Choose NY Urology for Treatment of Enlarged Prostate Problems?

  • All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologists experienced in treating men with symptoms of frequent urination, urinary urgency, urinary incontinence, and bladder pain using medical therapy, minimally invasive therapies. We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for treatment of urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate in men

Extensive experience: Thousands of men have treated successfully using medical therapy, surgery, and minimally invasive procedures such as Urolift procedure, Rezum surgery, Botox for overactive bladder, Interstim for frequent urination and tibial neuromodulation.

  • We offer diagnostic testing in our office which avoids hospital costs.

Confidential and Understanding Care. We understand that most of our patients desire privacy.  We see patients with a variety of urological problems. Your reason for visiting us is entirely confidential.