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Associate Professor Peter Chin has been involved with the Urolift® since early development and has pioneered many of the surgical techniques utilizing the Urolift®.  He has been a clinical investigator in the first in human trials, safety and feasibility studies and many multicenter 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:

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.

The Chin 4D Bladder neck technique:

Urolift Middle Lobe Fixation

One of the limitations of the Urolift implant system has been a large middle lobe. A/Prof Chin has now been able to develop a technique to over come this limitation and create an open channel despite the presence of a large middle lobe.

Useful links:

Publications:

  1. Prostatic urethral lift: two-year results after treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Chin PT1, Bolton DMJack GRashid PThavaseelan JYu RJRoehrborn CGWoo HH. Urology. 2012 Jan;79(1):5-11. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2011.10.021.
  2. The prostatic urethral lift for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms associated with prostate enlargement due to benign prostatic hyperplasia: the L.I.F.T. Study. Roehrborn CG1, Gange SNShore NDGiddens JLBolton DMCowan BEBrown BTMcVary KTTe AEGholami SSRashid PMoseley WGChin PT, Dowling WTFreedman SJIncze PFCoffield KSBorges FDRukstalis DB.J Urol. 2013 Dec;190(6):2161-7. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.05.116. Epub 2013 Jun 11.
  3. Multicentre prospective crossover study of the 'prostatic urethral lift' for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Cantwell ALBogache WKRichardson SFTutrone RFBarkin JFagelson JEChin PTWoo HH. BJU Int. 2014 Apr;113(4):615-22. doi: 10.1111/bju.12540.
  4. Treatment of LUTS secondary to BPH while preserving sexual function: randomized controlled study of prostatic urethral lift. McVary KT1, Gange SNShore NDBolton DMCowan BEBrown BTTe AEChin PTRukstalis DBRoehrborn CGL.I.F.T. Study Investigators. J Sex Med. 2014 Jan;11(1):279-87. doi: 10.1111/jsm.12333. Epub 2013 Sep 30.
  5. Minimally invasive prostatic urethral lift: surgical technique and multinational experience. McNicholas TA1, Woo HHChin PTBolton DFernándezArjona MSievert KDSchoenthaler MWetterauer UVrijhof EJGange SMontorsi F. Eur Urol. 2013 Aug;64(2):292-9. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2013.01.008. Epub 2013 Jan 19.
  6. Safety and feasibility of the prostatic urethral lift: a novel, minimally invasive treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
    Woo HH1, Chin PTMcNicholas TAGill HSPlante MKBruskewitz RCRoehrborn CG. BJU Int. 2011 Jul;108(1):82-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.10342.x. Epub 2011 May 6.
  7. Preservation of sexual function with the prostatic urethral lift: a novel treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Woo HH1, Bolton DMLaborde EJack GChin PTRashid PThavaseelan JMcVary KT. J Sex Med. 2012 Feb;9(2):568-75. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02568.x. Epub 2011 Dec 16.

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