Aquablation therapy is a new type of surgical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). At Center for Urology, we are proud to be the first in the western NY region to offer this advanced, minimally invasive treatment.
We are excited to offer Aquablation therapy, the first in the region to offer tthis location at Center for 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.
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:
Every prostate is unique in size and shape, and your treatment should be individualized. Aquablation therapy enables your surgeon to customize your procedure to your specific anatomy.
Aquablation therapy is the only BPH surgical procedure integrates ultrasound imaging with the standard camera (called a cystoscope). This provides your surgeons a visualization of the entire prostate in real time, allowing your surgeon to map in precise details those parts of your prostate to be removed and to be avoided.
The significant benefit of this mapping enables your surgeon to avoid removing the parts of the prostate that cause irreversible complications, such as erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction and incontinence.
Once our surgeons 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.
In clinical studies, men who had Aquablation therapy had a very low rate of irreversible complications—incontinence, ejaculatory dysfunction, erectile dysfunction.
We understand the primary reason men are delaying surgery is related to concerns 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. With Aquablation, many of those concerns and fears can be abated.
There are three reasons it may be right for you, however, you should consult with your urologists to determine if you’re a candidate.
Aquablation therapy removes prostate tissue with a robotically-controlled waterjet, minimizing human error and ensures the prostate tissue is removed precisely, consistently, and predictably.
In clinical studies, Aquablation therapy has been shown to provide durable symptom relief.
We know that no one likes staying overnight in a hospital. However, the benefit with Aquablation therapy is that most patients leave the hospital the next day without a catheter.
Once you are home, you may experience mild burning during urination for a couple of weeks. This can be managed with mild pain medication.
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