What is Aquablation® Therapy?
Aquablation® therapy is a unique, next-generation BPH treatment that is changing the tradeoff between symptom relief and side effects. Patients can get significant symptom relief with less risk of side effects that impact their quality of life.
This minimally invasive approach combines real-time imaging, robotics, and heat-free waterjet ablation to precisely and efficiently remove the prostate tissue enlargement without the risk of side effects or complications caused by heat-based treatments.
Aquablation therapy is delivered by the AQUABEAM® System, the world’s first autonomous tissue removal robot for the treatment of BPH.
How does Aquablation® Therapy work?
Aquablation therapy is performed in the operating room, either under spinal or general anesthesia. During the procedure, your surgeon will use multi-dimensional imaging to identify the exact treatment plan based on your specific anatomy.
Next, the AQUABEAM System robot autonomously executes that treatment plan, removing the excess prostate tissue with a heat-free waterjet. The procedure takes less than an hour and usually leads to an overnight stay in the hospital.
You may go home with a urinary catheter, and for a few days, you may experience a slight burning during urination as well as rectal soreness. This can be managed with mild pain medication. You can resume your normal activities at the discretion of your surgeon or urologist.