Dr. Antonio Mancini designated as a UroLift Center of Excellence
UroLift announced this year that Dr. Antonio Mancini of Associated Urological Specialists (AUS) has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence.
The designation recognizes that Dr. Mancini has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift® System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate.
With six of their 17 Board-Certified urologists earning an important designation from Urolift®, Associated Urological Specialists (AUS) continues to have more Centers of Excellence than any other urology practice in the entire Midwest.
The UroLift Center of Excellence program is designed to highlight urologists who are committed to educating their patients on BPH and the UroLift System as a treatment option and consistently seek to deliver excellent patient outcomes and experiences.
Over 40 million men in the United States are affected by BPH, a condition that occurs when the prostate gland that surrounds the male urethra becomes enlarged with advancing age and begins to obstruct the urinary system. Symptoms of BPH often include interrupted sleep and urinary problems and can cause loss of productivity, depression and decreased quality of life.
Medication is often the first-line therapy for enlarged prostate, but relief can be inadequate and temporary. Side effects of medication treatment can include sexual dysfunction, dizziness and headaches, prompting many patients to quit using the drugs. For these patients, the classic alternative is surgery that cuts, heats or removes prostate tissue to open the blocked urethra. While current surgical options can be very effective in relieving symptoms, they can also leave patients with permanent side effects such as urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and retrograde ejaculation.
Recommended for the treatment of BPH in both the American Urological Association and European Association of Urology clinical guidelines, the FDA-cleared Prostatic Urethral Lift procedure using the UroLift System is a proven, minimally invasive technology for treating lower urinary tract symptoms due to BPH. The UroLift permanent implants, delivered during a transurethral outpatient procedure, relieve prostate obstruction and open the urethra directly without cutting, heating, or removing prostate tissue.
Antonio Mancini, D.O. is the fourth Board-Certified Urologist at Associated Urological Associates (AUS) to receive this Urolift distinction. Dr. Rajesh Patel, Dr. Aaron Berger, Dr. Michael Herzog, Dr. Ike Oguijiofor and Dr. Mark Lyon at AUS are also recognized as a Urolift Center of Excellence as well, leading the way in advanced urology care in southwest Chicagoland and around the entire Midwest.
Both Telehealth and in-clinic appointments with Dr. Mancini and/or any of the other 17 board-certified urologists at AUS can be made online here.
Associated Urological Specialists (AUS) is a unified group of Urologists and related specialists committed to providing comprehensive urological care to patients and their families around southwest Chicago and northwest Indiana. AUS has placed a tremendous emphasis on bringing together a highly dedicated and skilled set of Board-Certified professionals, equipped with the latest state of the art tools and techniques, to deliver a full range of urological care. Their entire team of physicians and staff are fully dedicated to providing state-of-the-art, compassionate and convenient urological care throughout Chicagoland and beyond.
* No instances of new, sustained erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction 1. Roehrborn, J Urology 2013 LIFT Study
2. McVary, J Sex Med 2016