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Aquablation therapy

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as an enlarged prostate, is a non-cancerous condition where the prostate has grown to be larger than normal. Half of men age 51 to 60 have BPH. Untreated, BPH can cause irreversible bladder or kidney damage, bladder stones, and incontinence.

Aquablation therapy is a different type of treatment for BPH. It’s an advanced, minimally invasive treatment that uses the power of water delivered with robotic precision to provide best-in-class and long-lasting symptom relief with low rates of irreversible complications, regardless of prostate size or shape.

About the Procedure

Aquablation therapy is performed with the AquaBeam Robotic System, the first FDA-cleared, surgical robot utilizing automated tissue resection for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms due to BPH. It combines real-time, multi-dimensional imaging, robotic-assisted technology, and heat-free waterjet ablation for targeted, controlled, and immediate removal of prostate tissue.

What Makes Aquablation Therapy Unique?

Surgeons use a camera (cystoscope) and ultrasound imaging to see the entire prostate, allowing them to determine which tissue to remove and which tissue to avoid

Robotics allow for a surgical plan based on each patient’s unique anatomy to precisely remove tissue, avoiding parts of the prostate that are more likely to cause irreversible complications

Surgeons use a heat-free waterjet to safely remove tissue

Benefits of Aquablation Therapy

  • Nearly all patients were able to stop their medications for BPH symptoms
  • Studies show an 80% decrease in the number of times patients wake up in the night to urinate
  • 99% of patients treated with Aquablation therapy did not have incontinence afterward
  • Nearly all patients with BPH preserve ejaculatory function

For more information, contact:
KDMS Bluegrass Urology
336 29th St., Suite 101
Ashland, Ky.

(606) 324-4404