AQUABLATION THERAPY

SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR BPH (ENLARGED PROSTATE)

Aquablation therapy is a new type of surgical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). At Orange County Urology Associates (OCUA), we are proud to be among the first in theLaguna Hills, California to offer this advanced, minimally invasive treatment.

We are excited to offer Aquablation therapy at Orange County Urology Associates (OCUA), because we believe in helping men suffering from BPH to get their life back and feel like themselves again.

We know choosing a treatment option can be overwhelming, as it often forces men to compromise in some way. This could mean not responding well to medication, or choosing a treatment that only provides limited relief, that may have a long recovery time, or that may even cause issues with sexual function.

Aquablation therapy is a one-of-a-kind procedure that aims to minimize this compromise.

WHAT IS AQUABLATION THERAPY?

Aquablation therapy uses the power of water delivered with robotic precision to provide long-lasting BPH relief without compromise. It is precise, consistent, and predictable, and provides long-term relief no matter how large your prostate.2,3

Aquablation therapy was the surgery that fixed me. I knew right away that it was working.

Chris D., 55

YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT AQUABLATION THERAPY

The challenge with current treatment options is that while they may provide symptom relief, they often force men to compromise in some way. Aquablation therapy is different as it provides long-lasting relief with low rates of complications.1,2

Below is a list of some of the most common questions asked about Aquablation therapy.

Aquablation therapy is performed in a hospital. You will be under anesthesia for the entire procedure. The procedure typically takes less than an hour and involves an overnight stay.

There are two key steps to the procedure—creating a surgical map and removing the prostate tissue.

As with most BPH procedures, you will wake up with a catheter following Aquablation therapy, which allows you to urinate while your urethra heals. Patients typically stay overnight in the hospital. While no one likes staying overnight in a hospital, the benefit with Aquablation therapy is that most patients end up leaving the hospital without a catheter.1,2,3

References:

  1. Gilling, P, et al. Three-Year Outcomes after Aquablation Therapy Compared to TURP: Results from a Blinded Randomized Trial. Can J Urol. 2020 Feb;27(1):10072-10079.
  2. Bhojani, N, et al. Aquablation for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Large Prostates (80-150 cc): 1-Year Results. Urology. 2019 Jul;129:1-7.
  3. Data on file at PROCEPT BioRobotics.

As with most BPH procedures, you will wake up with a catheter following Aquablation therapy, which allows you to urinate while your urethra heals. Patients typically stay overnight in the hospital. While no one likes staying overnight in a hospital, the benefit with Aquablation therapy is that most patients end up leaving the hospital without a catheter.1,2,3

Once you’re 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.

References:

  1. Gilling, P, et al. Three-Year Outcomes after Aquablation Therapy Compared to TURP: Results from a Blinded Randomized Trial. Can J Urol. 2020 Feb;27(1):10072-10079.
  2. Bhojani, N, et al. Aquablation for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Large Prostates (80-150 cc): 1-Year Results. Urology. 2019 Jul;129:1-7.
  3. Data on file at PROCEPT BioRobotics.

Your urologist performs Aquablation therapy using the AquaBeam Robotic System. The procedure takes place in a hospital.

Aquablation therapy has been proven as a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to BPH. Aquablation therapy can be performed on prostates of any size.

Aquablation therapy is commercially available in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia.

The most common side effects are mild and temporary. These may include mild pain, bleeding or strain while peeing, discomfort in the pelvis, inability to empty the bladder, a frequent and/or urgent need to urinate, and bladder or urinary tract infection. Other risks include ejaculatory dysfunction and a low risk of injury to the urethra or rectum. For more information about potential side effects and risks associated with Aquablation therapy, speak with your urologist or surgeon.

Yes, Aquablation therapy is performed by the AquaBeam Robotic System, which was cleared by the FDA in December 2017.

83%

MEN WITH BPH ARE NOT WILLING TO SACRIFICE SEXUAL FUNCTION FOR SYMPTOM RELIEF WITH SURGERY1

3 in 4

MEN WITH BPH FEEL THAT SURGERY REQUIRES A TRADEOFF BETWEEN SYMPTOM RELIEF AND SIDE EFFECTS1

1 in 2

MEN WITH BPH DID NOT REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT MAINTAINING SEXUAL FUNCTION WAS TO THEM BEFORE SURGERY1

WHAT IS AQUABLATION?

Aquablation therapy is a resective procedure, which means that the prostate tissue causing symptoms is surgically removed. No incision is made in the abdomen, as the prostate is reached through the urethra.

Aquablation therapy is performed in a hospital and is done under anesthesia. The procedure typically takes less than an hour and involves an overnight stay.