Is Aquablation Therapy the Best Treatment Option to Reduce BPH Symptoms?
One of the primary reasons that men avoid seeking treatment for their BPH symptoms is the fear of unwanted side effects, like urinary incontinence or erectile dysfunction (ED). While there are a number of surgical techniques that can result in adverse consequences, aquablation has emerged as the ideal treatment choice for many surgeons and patients alike, thanks in part to the extremely low risk it carries for lasting side effects or complications. In fact, nearly all men who undergo aquablation for BPH retain their existing levels of continence and sexual function. For patients looking for a BPH treatment in Jacksonville, FL that is convenient, effective, reliable, and low-risk, the board-certified urologists at Kasraeian Urology, Drs. Ahmad and Ali Kasraeian, are proud to offer aquablation therapy. Here, we’ll learn more about the many compelling reasons to choose aquablation for the treatment of BPH, including how it compares with other BPH therapy options.
What are the symptoms of BPH?
BPH symptoms, which are associated with benign enlargement of the male prostate gland, often include:
- Difficulty urinating
- Pushing or straining to void
- Spraying urinary stream
- Dribbling on urination
- Urinary incontinence (leaking urine)
- Pain or burning on urination
How does aquablation therapy help with BPH symptoms?
When the prostate becomes enlarged, it can place undue pressure on the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder through the penis and out of the body. The additional pressure and compression of the urethra are typically responsible for a man’s BPH symptoms, so BPH treatments are designed to relieve pressure on the urethra by reducing the size of the prostate. During an aquablation treatment, a powerful, precise, heat-free jet stream of water is used to resect a portion of prostatic tissue, allowing urine to flow more freely through the urethra. With the use of ultrasound imaging during aquablation, Dr. Kasraeian is able to create a map of the entire prostate, allowing for safe and precise removal of prostatic tissues from areas that have the lowest risk of causing side effects. Overall, up to 99% of men retain their erectile function and continence at the levels they had prior to aquablation.
How is aquablation better than other BPH treatments?
Some of the benefits of aquablation vs. other BPH surgeries, medications, and treatments include:
- Uses a heat-free stream of water for a lower risk of damaging surrounding tissues
- Uses ultrasound imaging to create a complete map of the prostate for unparalleled precision
- Results are reliable and predictable
- Extremely low risk of side effects, like ED and urinary incontinence
- Most patients leave the hospital without a catheter
- Can be performed on almost all prostates, including very large prostates
- Provides dramatic relief from BPH symptoms
- Minimally invasive (no incisions or scarring)
With a clinically proven low rate of lasting side effects and a very high success rate, it is easy to see why more men each year are choosing aquablation therapy for relief of disruptive BPH symptoms.
Don’t compromise when it comes to your BPH treatment. Choose aquablation in Jacksonville, FL
If you are tired of living with the symptoms of BPH but don’t want to sacrifice your erectile function or urinary control, you may be excited to learn about the excellent success rates and extremely low risks associated with aquablation therapy. Take charge of your BPH symptoms today without compromising your quality of life by calling Kasraeian Urology in Jacksonville, FL to schedule your private consultation with board-certified urologists Dr. Ahmad Kasraeian and Dr. Ali Kasraeian today.