Aquablation is an innovative and minimally invasive surgical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a common condition that affects many men as they age. At the Fox Chase-Temple Urologic Institute, we are dedicated to providing advanced and effective treatment options for our patients, and Aquablation is one such cutting-edge solution. Our surgeons were the first to perform this in Pennsylvania and have been leading the way in this new technology.
What is Aquablation?
Aquablation is a robotically assisted waterjet ablation therapy designed to address the symptoms of BPH. It combines the precision of robotics with the power of a high-velocity waterjet to remove excess prostate tissue and alleviate urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate. This innovative approach offers a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgical treatments like transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).
While the TURP procedure is still performed and effective, Aquablation is the newer and less invasive method for treating BPH patients. Compared to other surgical treatment options, Aquablation has equivalent surgical success and significantly less sexual side effects. This surgical offering yields promising results due to its short resection time regardless of gland size and low rate of sexual dysfunction.
Benefits of Aquablation
Minimally Invasive: Aquablation is a minimally invasive procedure, meaning it typically requires no incisions and has a lower risk of complications than open surgeries.
Precision: The robotic system used in Aquablation allows for precise targeting of the prostate tissue, reducing the risk of damage to surrounding structures.
Effective: Many patients experience significant improvement in urinary symptoms after Aquablation, with long-lasting results.
Reduced Recovery Time: Recovery is generally faster than traditional surgical options, with most patients returning to normal activities within a few days.
Lower Risk of Sexual Side Effects: Aquablation is associated with a lower risk of sexual side effects than other BPH treatments.
Is Aquablation Right for You?
Aquablation may be a suitable treatment option if you have been diagnosed with BPH and experience bothersome urinary symptoms such as frequent urination, weak urine flow, or difficulty emptying your bladder. Your Fox Chase-Temple urologist will assess your specific condition and help determine if Aquablation is the right choice for you.
Every prostate is unique in size and shape. Aquablation therapy is customized based on your specific prostate structure. Aquablation therapy offers a surgical solution to BPH like no other.
Why Choose Fox Chase-Temple Urologic Institute for Aquablation?
Experienced Urologists: Our highly skilled and experienced urologists have a strong track record performing Aquablation procedures.
Cutting-Edge Technology: We utilize the latest robotic systems and technology to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients.
Patient-Centered Care: We prioritize patient comfort and safety, providing personalized care from diagnosis to recovery.
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