Dr. Kabra One of Few Urologists on the Western Slope of Colorado to Hold Achievement, Reflecting Positive Clinical Outcomes BPH (Enlarged Prostate) Patients Have Experienced
Board-certified General Urologist Aashish Kabra, MD of Rocky Mountain Urology Center at Valley View was honored on Friday, Feb. 17 with the UroLift® Center of Excellence designation.
The designation reflects Dr. Kabra’s high level of achievement in training and experience with the UroLift System, as well as his exceptional dedication to care for patients experiencing symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), more commonly known as enlarged prostate. As one of only a few physicians in Colorado to hold this achievement, only approximately 11% of treating doctors achieve the UroLift Center of Excellence designation.
The UroLift System is a proven and minimally invasive technology addressing BPH. It helps to reduce swelling of the prostate which hinders the flow of urine from the urethra. The FDA-cleared prostatic urethral lift treatment procedure using the UroLift System is recommended by both the American Urological Association and European Association of Urology guidelines for treatment of BPH. To date, more than 400,000 men have been treated with the UroLift System worldwide.
BPH is a non-cancerous condition in which the prostate has grown to be larger than normal. One in two men ages 51 to 60 have BPH, and the incidence increases every decade of life. If left untreated, BPH can cause significant health problems, including irreversible bladder or kidney damage, bladder stones and incontinence.
“It is a great honor to be designated as a UroLift Center of Excellence,” said Dr. Kabra. “At Rocky Mountain Urology Center, it’s a team effort. All of our providers are leaders in advanced technology, including UroLift, so our patients count on exceptional outcomes and improved quality of life.”
Dr. Kabra offers a wide skill set ranging from stone disease, BPH, erectile dysfunction, voiding dysfunction, oncology, upper urinary tract reconstruction and bladder surgeries. His interests range from prevention of urologic disease in the first place while offering advanced surgical options with minimally invasive techniques when needed. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York; and performed his internship and residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Rocky Mountain Urology Center’s physicians are experts in general urology and have subspecialty experience in urologic cancers, female urology and kidney stone disease. As the only full-time urology practice, the Rocky Mountain Urology Center is the most comprehensive urology group in the region, from Roaring Fork Valley and Vail to De Bequeu. With three board-certified urologists ― Dr. Kabra, Jamie Lowe, MD, and Scott Castle, MD ― and nurse practitioner Ashley Gilley, ANP; the Center provides the most regional coverage with locations in Aspen, Eagle, Rifle, and Glenwood Springs, reducing travel and wait times.
For more information about the Rocky Mountain Urology Center at Valley View, visit vvh.org/urology/.
For more information on the UroLift System, visit https://www.urolift.com/.
About Valley View
Valley View is an independent, not-for-profit health system based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Founded in 1955 with funds raised by the community, Valley View Hospital has evolved to serve the healthcare needs of the region. In addition to its 78-bed hospital in Glenwood Springs, Valley View now includes an integrated system of specialty centers and physician practices providing care in multiple locations across Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle and Mesa counties. Cardiovascular care, including open heart surgery, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgical and orthopedic care, provide a level of specialty care that enables patients to stay close to home for key healthcare needs. A network of primary care practices supports optimal health and the management of patients’ total health. As part of Valley View’s commitment to the community, it provides certified athletic trainers to student athletes across our community, hosts a Kids Safety Fair and offers free physician-led education. Valley View has been recognized for performance excellence from Healthgrades, J.D. Power & Associates, Truven Health’s “Top 100 Hospitals,” Planetree, Survey Vitals and Consumer Reports. PeopleCare. That’s Valley View. www.vvh.org.
About the UroLift® System
The UroLift System is a proven, minimally invasive technology for treating lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The UroLift permanent implants, delivered during a minimally invasive transurethral outpatient procedure, relieve prostate obstruction and open the urethra directly without cutting, heating, or removing prostate tissue. Clinical data from a pivotal 206-patient randomized controlled study showed that patients with enlarged prostate receiving UroLift implants reported rapid and durable symptomatic and urinary flow rate improvement without compromising sexual function.*1,2 Patients also experienced significant improvement in quality of life. The UroLift System is available in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada, Mexico and South Korea.