AQUABLATION THERAPY – SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR BPH
FIX PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT WITH THE BEST TEAM, AMAZING TECHNOLOGY, AND GREAT OUTCOMES. If you have prostate enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), we can help. Our treatments have incredible precision with minimal to no sexual and urinary side effects. Treatments are done as an outpatient in our surgery centers. Advanced Urology has an amazing Center of Excellence for BPH to deliver the best outcome for you.
DON’T STRUGGLE WITH TREADITIONAL OPTIONS
Medicines may seem to be an easy choice initially, but they have numerous side effects including dementia, prostate cancer, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, and falls. We have targeted and precise therapies for benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) with great results and minimal risk of sexual and urinary dysfunction.
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Urine is sent to the lab for a urine culture. This will help us determine if there is bacteria present. Imaging of the kidneys and bladder is performed via ultrasound which is painless and non invasive.
You are sedated through an IV in our surgery center. Our proprietary algorithm is performed to clean your bladder and improve your symptoms. The procedure typically takes 30 minutes and you are sent home the same day.
WHAT IS AQUABLATION THERAPY?
Aquablation therapy is a new type of surgical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). At Advanced Urology, we are proud to be among the first to offer this advanced, minimally invasive treatment. We are excited to offer Aquablation therapy because we believe in helping men suffering from BPH to get their life back and feel like themselves again.
Aquablation therapy uses the power of water delivered with robotic precision to provide long-lasting BPH relief without compromise. It is precise, consistent, and predictable, and provides long-term relief no matter how large your prostate.
AQUABLATION THERAPY FAQ’s
HOW DOES AQUABLATION THERAPY WORK?
Aquablation therapy is a resective procedure, which means that the prostate tissue causing symptoms is surgically removed. No incision is made in the abdomen, as the prostate is reached through the urethra. Aquablation therapy is performed in a hospital and is done under anesthesia. The procedure typically takes less than an hour and involves an overnight stay.
There are two key steps to the Aquablation procedure:
STEP 1: CREATING A SURGICAL MAP
Every prostate is unique in size and shape. Aquablation therapy enables our surgeons customize your procedure to your specific anatomy.
How? Aquablation therapy is the only BPH surgical procedure integrates ultrasound imaging with the standard camera (called a cystoscope). This gives our surgeons the ability to see the entire prostate in real time, which allows us to map which parts of your prostate needs to be removed and which parts needs to be avoided.
Specifically, this mapping enables our surgeons to avoid removing the parts of the prostate that cause irreversible complications like erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction, and incontinence.
STEP 2: REMOVING THE PROSTATE TISSUE
Once we have created a surgical map, a robotically-controlled, heat-free waterjet removes the prostate tissue that was outlined on the map. This robotic technology minimizes human error in removing prostate tissue, and ensures the prostate tissue is removed precisely, consistently, and predictably.
When required, we may choose to use a minimal amount of cautery following an Aquablation procedure to control bleeding.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF AQUABLATION THERAPY?
We know that the primary reason men are delaying surgery is because they are concerned about side effects. In fact, a recent survey shows that 85% of men are concerned that surgery will cause incontinence, and 4 out of 5 men are concerned that surgery will have a permanent impact on their sexual function.
In clinical studies, men who had Aquablation therapy had a very low rate of irreversible complications—incontinence, ejaculatory dysfunction, erectile dysfunction.
IS AQUABLATION THERAPY RIGHT FOR YOU?
Aquablation therapy is a different kind of surgical procedure. There are three reasons it may be right for you, but make sure to discuss with our surgeons to see if you’re a candidate.
1. LOW RATES OF IRREVERSIBLE COMPLICATIONS
Aquablation therapy has a very low rate of irreversible complications (incontinence, ejaculatory dysfunction, erectile dysfunction) because:
It is the only procedure that gives surgeons the ability to view the entire prostate so they can create a map that avoids the parts of the prostate that cause irreversible complications.
It is the only procedure that uses a heat-free waterjet to remove prostate tissue. Technologies that use heat to remove prostate tissue may be damaging to the parts of the prostate that control erectile function and ejaculatory function. It should be noted that some surgeons may choose to use a minimal amount of cautery following an Aquablation procedure if it is required to control bleeding.
2. CONFIDENCE IN PROCEDURE
Aquablation therapy removes prostate tissue with a robotically-controlled waterjet. This robotic technology minimizes human error and ensures the prostate tissue is removed precisely, consistently, and predictably.
3. LONG-TERM RELIEF
In clinical studies, Aquablation therapy has been shown to provide durable symptom relief.
AQUABLATION THERAPY RECOVERY