Innovation in Prostate Care: The UroLift
Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine|January 2021
McLaren doctor brings non-surgical outpatient prostate procedure to Northern Michigan, providing quicker recovery times.
Laurel Sutherland

When Bryan Shumaker, M.D., retired from a large urology practice downstate in 2011, he moved Up North to his Boyne-area vacation home. In addition to practicing urology, Shumaker was an astronomy professor and looking forward to his home’s proximity to the nearby Headlands International Dark Sky Park. He didn’t intend to continue his urology practice in Northern Michigan. However, after visiting McLaren Hospital, he realized there was an opportunity to bring his leading-edge urology expertise to serve the greater Petoskey community. Shumaker stepped back in, and with him came the UroLift, a life-changing prostate procedure that has increased quality of life for the countless men who visit McLaren for prostate treatment.

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