The prostate is a small gland found in men which is situated between the bladder and the penis. As men get older, they may develop an enlarged prostate. An enlarged prostate which is not cancerous is known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This is a condition that commonly affects men over 50.

If the prostate becomes enlarged, it can put pressure on your bladder and urethra. The urethra is the tube that transports urine outside your body from your bladder. When pressure is put on your urethra, it can affect how you pass urine in the following ways:

  • You may have difficulty starting urination
  • You may feel a frequent need to urinate
  • You may have difficulty fully emptying your bladder

The London Clinic, is the first private hospital in the UK to offer iTind treatment; an innovative, temporary medical implant that can provide you with long-lasting relief from BPH side effects.The iTind is implanted into your urethra for five to seven days, and works by expanding and exerting pressure on three specific positions within your prostatic urethra. 

This continuous pressure creates three new channels for your urine flow, helping to relieve you from the unpleasant symptoms. The procedure is performed under sedation, and takes as little as five minutes. The iTind device is then removed after five to seven days.