Aquablation therapy is an advanced, minimally invasive treatment that uses the power of water delivered with robotic precision to provide long-lasting BPH relief without compromise. It is a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to BPH. It can be performed on prostates of any size and shape.
BPH Canada is the first center in Canada to offer Aquablation to men of all provinces. We are also the first treatment center in the world to offer Aquablation as an outpatient ambulatory surgical center.
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Step 1: Creating a Surgical Map
Every prostate is unique in size and shape, so it is important for a surgeon to customize the surgery to the patient’s specific anatomy.
Aquablation therapy is the only procedure that combines a camera (called a cystoscope) with ultrasound imaging, giving the surgeon the ability to see the entire prostate in real time. All other surgical procedures use only a camera, limiting the surgeon’s ability to see. The addition of ultrasound imaging in Aquablation therapy allows the surgeon to map which parts of the prostate to remove and which parts to avoid.
The surgeon will work to map around the parts of the prostate that cause irreversible complications like erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction, and incontinence.
Step 2: Removing the Prostate Tissue
With the surgical plan in place, a robotically-controlled, heat-free waterjet removes the prostate tissue that has been mapped out. This robotic technology minimizes human error in removing prostate tissue, and ensures the prostate tissue is removed precisely, consistently, and predictably.
It should be noted that some surgeons may choose to use a minimal amount of cautery following an Aquablation procedure to control bleeding.
The Aquablation therapy procedure typically takes less than an hour to complete. Patients can be discharged on the same day or are sometimes required to complete an overnight stay for observation following the procedure.
As with most BPH procedures, you will wake up with a catheter, which allows you to urinate while your urethra heals. You will be discharged once you are able to pee on your own and empty your bladder.
Once you are home, you may experience mild burning during urination for a couple of weeks. This can be managed with mild pain medication. Patients can resume their normal activities once approved by their doctor.
Effective BPH symptom relief with minimally invasive and low risk treatments.
Aquablation therapy has been studied in nine different clinical trials. It has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to BPH.
After receiving Aquablation therapy, almost all patients were able to completely stop taking medication for their BPH symptoms. Patients reported an 80% decrease in the number of times they wake up in the night to urinate, and a 0% impact on erectile function, orgasmic function, sexual desire, intercourse satisfaction, or overall sexual satisfaction.
99% of men with BPH did not have incontinence after Aquablation therapy, and 96% of men with BPH would have considered Aquablation therapy if their doctor had told them about it.