AquablationLubbock Heart Hospital
What To Expect:
The treatment is performed in a hospital and is done under spinal or general anesthesia. The procedure typically takes less than an hour and involves an overnight stay.
Through three key studies, WATER, WATER II and OPEN WATER, Aquablation therapy is clinically proven to provide best-in-class and long-lasting symptom relief with a low risk of irreversible complications (incontinence, ejaculatory dysfunction, erectile dysfunction), independent of prostate size, anatomy or surgeon experience.
About Aquablation Therapy
Aquablation therapy is a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
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 and also low rates of irreversible complications, no matter how large the patient’s prostate is.1,2 Aquablation therapy is a resective procedure, meaning that the prostate tissue causing symptoms is removed. No incision is made, as the prostate is reached through the urethra.
Two Simple Steps for Aquablation Therapy:
1. Creating a surgical map: Aquablation therapy is the only procedure, as of October 2020, to simultaneously combine a camera (cystoscope) with real-time ultrasound imaging to view the entire prostate. This enables the surgeon to see the entire prostate so he or she can create a surgical map of the areas of the prostate to remove and those to avoid. In every other available surgical procedure, the surgeon’s view of the prostate is limited to a single camera (cystoscope). This limits the surgeon’s ability to see the parts of the prostate that control erectile function, ejaculatory function and incontinence. In addition, since every prostate is unique in size and shape, the map can be customized and tailored to the patient’s unique anatomy.
2. Removing the prostate tissue: with the surgical map in place, a robotically controlled, heat-free waterjet removes prostate tissue. Aquablation therapy offers predictable and reproducible outcomes, independent of prostate anatomy, prostate size, or surgeon experience.