While there are many surgical options that are available to surgeons, most of them will fall under the category of minimally invasive procedures. The reason they’re so highly regarded among the medical community is that they’re able to solve a lot of the urinary symptoms without leaving a permanent or lasting impact on the prostate tissue.
It is worth mentioning here that the reason these surgeries are preferable to continued medical treatment is because the ability to permanently root out the problem rather than temporarily easing the pain. In that same category, an open surgery delivers superior results to that of minimal invasive procedures while operating on a benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Some of these procedures are:
Transurethral Needle Therapy (TUMT)
The reason this procedure is so popular is that it involves the least medical risk. It uses a microwave antenna along with a flexible tube that is then inserted in your bladder to get rid of any excess cells as well as eliminate any hormones within your organs that might be causing an enlarged prostate. The results of this procedure have been incredibly successful and no lasting side effects have been noticed so far.
Transurethral Needle Ablation (TUNA):
The doctors use a heated needle to enter the prostate via the urethra. The tube then carries urine and semen through to the penis and then aids in eliminating any excess cells in the prostate gland. It also helps in reducing the enlarged prostate and alleviates the pain from benign prostatic hyperplasia. As it is more painful than TUMT, it is less utilized. However, its results are just as effective.
Water Vapor Energy Ablation (WaVE):
This therapy utilizes a special catheter that is placed in the urethra via the urine tube. The catheter is then connected to a radiofrequency generator on the other end. The vapors generated from this prove to be useful in eliminating the excess prostate tissues that cause an enlarged prostate and ultimately lead to BPH. The technique is also known as Rezum Therapy. This procedure is relatively new. Still, the results seem quite promising and might become the definite way of treating BPH.
If you’re considering surgical options for BPH in Atlanta, we’re here for you. Call Advanced Urology today at 678-344-8900 to learn more about treatment options and make an appointment.