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Aquablation of the prostate

Aquablation Procedure in Santa Ana, California

At OC Urology, we are at the forefront of urological advancements, and our team of experienced urologists has undergone specialized training to perform the Aquablation Prostate Procedure with expertise and precision. We understand that every patient is different, which is why at our urology clinic we take the time to assess your condition and develop a treatment plan that best aligns with your needs and goals. Our commitment to providing the highest quality of patient care that extends beyond the procedure itself, schedule an appointment today!

What Is BPH?

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. This condition affects millions of men, and often causes problems with urination, including urinary obstruction or retention of urine. Other symptoms include slow urine stream, pushing or straining to empty the bladder, urinary frequency, nocturia (waking at night to urinate) and even urinary incontinence.

Our urology clinic located in Santa Ana has urologists with extensive experience of more than 20 years. They are well-equipped to diagnose and treat BPH in men residing in Orange County and surrounding areas. If you are encountering BPH symptoms or have already been diagnosed with the condition, do not hesitate to reach out to our clinic to arrange for a consultation. We can evaluate if Aquablation is the ideal treatment option for you.

Among men with BPH, 83% are not willing to sacrifice sexual function to relieve BPH symptoms

Prior to undergoing surgery, 1 in 2 men with BPH were unaware of how important maintaining sexual function was to them

The majority of men with BPH consider surgery a compromise between symptoms relief and side effects

What is Aquablation?

Aquablation is a new option for treating BPH. It has all the advantages of removing excess prostate tissue, but with shorter operative times and fewer side effects. The prostate is monitored by ultrasound and via a cystoscope. Using computer/robotic control, a high pressure jet of water removes tissue following a precise treatment plan. This spares the bladder neck as well as the ducts that are needed for ejaculation. The risk of sexual problems is low after Aquablation, while maintaining the “gold standard” benefit of the more traditional prostate tissue removal procedures.

Much larger prostates can be treated with Aquablation rather than bipolar saline TURP.  In the past, prostates significantly over 100 cc needed open surgery. Aquablation allows for treatment of prostates much larger, so almost all men can now have a minimally invasive procedure to remove excess prostate tissue without needing open surgery.


How Does Aquablation Therapy Work?

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.

What Are The Side Effects of Aquablation Therapy?

We know that the primary reason men are delaying surgery is because they are concerned about side effects. In fact, a recent survey shows that 85% of men are concerned that surgery will cause incontinence, and 4 out of 5 men are concerned that surgery will have a permanent impact on their sexual function.

In clinical studies, men who had Aquablation therapy had a very low rate of irreversible complications—incontinence, ejaculatory dysfunction, erectile dysfunction.

What Does Recovery Look Like for Aquablation?

As with most BPH procedures, you will wake up with a catheter. Patients typically stay overnight in the hospital. We may send you home with a catheter for a few days or may keep you an additional night in the hospital if you are unable to pee on your own or empty your bladder at the time of discharge.

We know that no one likes staying overnight in a hospital. However, the benefit with Aquablation therapy is that most patients end up leaving the hospital without a catheter.

Once you are home, you may experience mild burning during urination for a couple of weeks. This can be managed with mild pain medication.

Schedule a BPH Consultation

Our highly experienced and trained urologists are equipped with the knowledge and technology to provide patients with the highest quality of BPH treatment in Orange County. Take control of your urinary health and schedule a consultation today to learn how we can help manage your BPH symptoms.

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