Introducing Aquablation Therapy for Treatment of BPH (Enlarged Prostate)
November 15, 2023
Community is now offering Aquablation Therapy for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) – enlarged prostate to Western Montana.
BPH, or an enlarged prostate, is a non-cancerous condition where the prostate has grown to be larger than normal. As the prostate grows and becomes larger, it may constrict the urethra, making it difficult to urinate. Ultimately this can weaken the bladder and create difficulty emptying. 1 in 2 men ages 51 to 60 have BPH, and the incidence increases every decade of life.4 Unfortunately, it is the reality of aging for most men.
If left untreated, BPH can cause significant health problems, including irreversible bladder or kidney damage, bladder stones and incontinence. Current BPH treatments often force men to choose between proceudres with a high degree of symptom relief, but potential for irreversible complications, such as incontinence, erectile dysfunction or ejaculatory dysfunction, and a low degree of symptom relief, but lower rates of irreversible complications. Given the choices, many men have simply delayed treatment.
“Aquablation, provides both significant, long-lasting symptom relief with a low risk to their sexual function and continence,” said urologist, Dr. Jeff Redshaw. “Aquablation is an image-guided surgical robot that uses a heat-free waterjet to remove excess prostate tissue, in place of heat or manual resection which increase the risk of complications.”
Medicare and many of the major national private insurance companies cover the procedure for their patients. To find out if you are a candidate for Aquablation Therapy, speak with your primary care provider or contact one of our Aquablation specialists, Dr. Jeff Redshaw & Dr. Christopher Wicher.