Oct. 22, 2018 - Urologist Zachariah Goldsmith, MD, PhD, will discuss options to treat enlarged, non-cancerous prostate glands, a condition known as a benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which affects as many as 70 percent of men over the age of 60 in the United States. The free seminar, When the Going Gets Tough...Options to Restore Urine Flow, will be held Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 pm at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus, Medical Office Building in Easton.
Among the treatments Dr. Goldsmith will discuss is Urolift, a revolutionary solution that uses small implants to lift and separate the prostate glands to restore urine flow. Steven Labadie of Stroudsburg, Pa. said that since Dr. Goldsmith implanted the Urolift system, he no longer needs to make frequent trips to the restroom and is much more comfortable.
“You have no idea how uncomfortable it was,” Labadie said. “It was horrendous.” Before Urolift, Steven took several medications to manage BPH, one of which lowered his blood pressure and caused frequent dizziness. Since having the procedure, he no longer needs medication.
Dr. Goldsmith will also discuss the signs and symptoms of BPH and other treatments including medication and more traditional surgical options. To register for the event, visit www.sluhn.org/BPH or call St. Luke’s InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537) option #4.
About St. Luke’s
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient sites. With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus. It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows. St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018. It has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program. Utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.