Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Written by Jennifer Bender

Prairie Lakes Introduces a Cutting Edge Procedure

Dr. Henri Lanctin Dr. Henri Lanctin

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is one of the first facilities in South Dakota to implant a UroLift System, a less invasive option to relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate.  

Dr. Henri Lanctin, Urologist, implanted the first UroLift System on Monday, February 1st.  The UroLift System is a new treatment option for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) patients who are looking for an alternative to drugs or major surgery. Typically patients can go home on the same day of the procedure and see rapid symptom relief.

Over 500 million men suffer from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Having an enlarged prostate is not associated with prostate cancer and is not life threatening, but can affect the urinary tract. Symptoms of an enlarged prostate can impact the quality of life and may result in the loss of sleep. The UroLift System is the first and only treatment that does not remove prostate tissue and does not negatively impact a man’s sexual function.

“Urology conditions can be a sensitive subject, but our team is committed to provide you with confidential, state of the art care,” said Jill Fuller, CEO. “The UroLift System is a treatment advancement that demonstrates our dedication to innovative technology that improves the quality of life of our patients.”

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is a leader in regional healthcare for northeastern South Dakota and western Minnesota. You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Lanctin by calling the Prairie Lakes Urology Clinic at 605-882-6810.