What is Aquablation therapy?
Aquablation therapy is a new type of surgical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This treatment 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 is. While other treatments provide limited relief, have a long recovery time, or cause issues with sexual function, Aquablation was created to avoid these issues.
How can Aquablation therapy help me?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is essentially prostate gland enlargement. This condition is common in older men and can cause a lot of difficulties. Those with an enlarged prostate can struggle with urinary symptoms, such as the blockage of urine out of the bladder. BPH can also cause bladder, urinary tract, or kidney problems. Aquablation therapy offers precise, long-term relief from symptoms without compromise.
What can I expect during the procedure?
Aquablation therapy is a resective procedure, meaning that the prostate tissue causing symptoms is surgically removed. The prostate is reached through the urethra during this procedure, so no incision in the abdomen is needed. This procedure is performed in a hospital and is done under anesthesia. The procedure typically takes less than an hour and involves an overnight stay.
What can I expect from the results and recovery?
We know that the primary reason men are delaying surgery is that they are concerned about side effects. In fact, a recent survey shows that 85% of men are concerned that surgery will cause incontinence, and four out of five men are concerned that surgery will have a permanent impact on their sexual function. Clinical trials have shown that men who underwent Aquablation therapy had a very low rate of irreversible complications—incontinence, ejaculatory dysfunction, and erectile dysfunction.
Schedule an appointment in Southern California
If you live near Torrance, California and you suffer from the symptoms associated with a large prostate, schedule an appointment at South Bay Urology. Our team can determine if Aquablation therapy will help you. To get started, request an appointment online or give us a call at (310) 542-0199.