Aquablation Therapy Surgical Treatment for BPH (enlarged prostate)

Aquablation therapy is a new type of surgical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). At Memorial Urology, we are proud to be among the first in the Central Ohio region to offer this advanced, minimally invasive treatment. You see, we believe in helping men suffering from BPH to get their life back and feel like themselves again.

What is BPH? Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate, is a prostate that has grown to be larger than normal. BPH is not prostate cancer. As the prostate grows, it may constrict the urethra, making it difficult to urinate and/or apply pressure on the bladder, causing it to weaken and have difficulty emptying.

BPH may cause two kinds of symptoms that can impact your quality of life:

  • Ability to hold urine – causing you to search for bathrooms throughout the day or to wake up several times a night
  • Emptying your bladder – causing you to push or strain when urinating or to have a weak stream that starts and stops a lot

If BPH symptoms are left untreated, bladder and kidney function may be impacted over time. Additionally, using medications for a long time to manage BPH symptoms or has been shown to increase risk of heart failure and dementia.

We know choosing a treatment option for BPH 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, or 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 Men with BPH Think/Feel


83%

are not willing to sacrifice sexual function for symptom relief with surgery.

3 in 4

feel that surgery requires a tradeoff between symptom relief and side effects.

1 in 2

didn't realize pre-surgery how crucial maintaining sexual function was.

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What is Aquablation therapy and how does it work?

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 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:

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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.

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Is Aquablation therapy
right for you?


Aquablation therapy is a different kind of surgical procedure. There are many reasons it may be right for you, but make sure to discuss with our team at Memorial Urology to see if you’re a candidate.

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Here's what past patients say! 94% men with BPH wished their doctors would have discussed Aquablation therapy with them & would have considered Aquablation therapy if their doctor had told them about it.

The AquaBeam® Robotic System is intended for the resection and removal of prostate tissue in males suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
All surgical treatments have inherent and associated side effects. Individual’s outcomes may depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to patient characteristics, disease characteristics and/or surgeon experience. The most common side effects are mild and transient and may include mild pain or difficulty when urinating, discomfort in the pelvis, blood in the urine, inability to empty the bladder or a frequent and/or urgent need to urinate, and bladder or urinary tract infection. Other risks include ejaculatory dysfunction and a low risk of injury to the urethra or rectum where the devices gain access to the body for treatment. Further, there may be other risks as in other urological surgery, such as anesthesia risk or the risk of infection, including the potential transmission of blood borne pathogens.  For more information about potential side effects and risks associated with Aquablation therapy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) treatment, speak with your urologist or surgeon. No claim is made that the AquaBeam® Robotic System will cure any medical condition, or entirely eliminate the diseased entity. Repeated treatment or alternative therapies may sometimes be required.
As with any surgical urologic procedure, potential perioperative risks of the Aquablation procedure include but are not limited to the following, some of which may lead to serious outcomes and may require intervention: Anesthesia risk, Bladder or prostate capsule perforation, Bladder neck contracture, Bleeding or blood in the urine, Bruising, Penile or pelvic pain, Irritative symptoms, which may include dysuria, urgency or frequency, Infection, Transurethral resection (TUR) syndrome, Electric shock/burn, Urethral damage causing false passage or stricture, Rectal incontinence / perforation, Sexual dysfunction, including ejaculatory and erectile dysfunction, Incontinence or overactive bladder, Embolism, Urinary Retention
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