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|1. (WO2018204883) IMPLANTABLE DEVICES AND METHODS TO TREAT BENIGN PROSTATE HYPERPLASIA (BPH) AND ASSOCIATED LOWER URINARY TRACT SYMPTOMS (LUTS)|
CHANG, Kenneth, Chih-Ping
VENKATESWARA-RAO, Kondapavulur, T.
|Title:||IMPLANTABLE DEVICES AND METHODS TO TREAT BENIGN PROSTATE HYPERPLASIA (BPH) AND ASSOCIATED LOWER URINARY TRACT SYMPTOMS (LUTS)|
The invention is devices and methods to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and associated lower urinary tract symptoms infections (LUTS). The devices are intra-urethral implants placed in a patient in need thereof by minimally invasive procedures, preferably under local anesthesia in an office environment. The devices are sized and designed for atraumatic insertion and expansion within the urethra to engage and retract enlarged prostatic tissue proximate to the urethra that is leading to adverse symptoms associated with BPH. The methods include steps to deploy the implant devices of the invention using a delivery system of the invention and at target prostatic tissue that is visualized during the procedure and yields a reduction in the symptoms of BPH.