An enlarged prostate can cause symptoms which include but are not limited to, blood in the urine, pushing or straining to begin urination, hesitant weak or interrupted urine stream, the feeling that your bladder has ot emptied completely.
The Prolieve® System is performed in our office. The benefits of this are:
- It is a single treatment that takes about 45 minutes to an hour.
- It will eliminate the need for multiple-office visits for BPH Medications.
- There is not a major surgical procedure involved.
- The side effects are usually minimal, may include bladder spasms, pain, soreness or blood in
How is the procedure performed?
The physician will insert a catheter into your urethra. When the microwave energy is turned on, it will be transmitted from a special antenna inside the catheter to provide continuous heat to your prostate. The heat will reduce the enlarged tissue of your prostate. a small balloon that is also part of the catheter will inflate within the section of the urethra close to where the prostate is located. The inflated balloon will cause the tissue to expand. During the entire procedure, warm water will be circulating inside the catheter through your urethra. For your safety, the Prolieve® System’s computer monitors the temperature surrounding the treatment area by means of a rectal temperature monitor. If the temperature reaches 42 C, the system will shut off automatically.