Aquablation Therapy: Surgical Treatment for BPH (enlarged prostate).
Aquablation therapy is a new type of surgical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). At First Urology, we are proud to be among the first in the Kentucky and Indiana to offer this advanced, minimally invasive treatment.
We are excited to offer Aquablation Therapy at First Urology, because we believe in helping men suffering from BPH to get their life back and feel like themselves again.
We know choosing a treatment option can be overwhelming, as it often forces men to compromise in some way. This could mean not responding well to medication, or choosing a treatment that only provides limited relief, that may have a long recovery time, or that may even cause issues with sexual function.
Aquablation therapy is a one-of-a-kind procedure that aims to minimize this compromise.
What is Aquablation Therapy?
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.
Ed’s Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_izMhE6_gs
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 Therapy procedure:
Step 1. Creating a Surgical Map
Every prostate is unique in size and shape. Aquablation therapy enables our surgeons to 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 our surgeons to map which parts of your prostate they want to remove and which parts they want to avoid.
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.
Creating a Surgical Map: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWqVac-XqZI
Step 2. Removing the Prostate Tissue
Once our physicians 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, our surgeons may choose to use a minimal amount of cautery following an Aquablation procedure to control bleeding.
Removing the Prostate Tissue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwnKf93CJhw
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.1 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.1
In clinical studies, men who had Aquablation therapy had a very low rate of irreversible complications—incontinence, ejaculatory dysfunction, erectile dysfunction.
Make an appointment:
If you would like to learn more, please call 812-704-1616, to make an appointment with one of FirstUrology’s Board Certified Urologists.