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Aquablation Therapy

Spokane Urology

Urologists located in Spokane, WA & Spokane Valley, WA

If you have benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate, Aquablation® therapy may be the right solution for you. The team at Spokane Urology offers Aquablation therapy to help men living in Spokane, Washington, find relief. If you’re ready to find answers and explore this type of therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Aquablation therapy Q&A

What is Aquablation therapy?

Aquablation therapy is an innovative procedure for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), a condition that causes an enlarged prostate. The FDA-approved treatment can help with BPH symptoms such as frequent or delayed urination and the inability to completely empty your bladder. 

The special type of therapy utilizes the AquaBeam® Robotic System, a nonsurgical system that combines real-time imaging and advanced, robotic techniques for prostate tissue removal. The robot allows the team to perform prostate treatment with greater precision and dexterity. 

During your procedure, AquaBeam delivers a high-velocity and heat-free waterjet to ablate or remove your prostate tissue overgrowth.

How does Aquablation therapy work?

During your consultation at Spokane Urology, the team evaluates your medical history and discusses your symptoms and concerns. 

On the day of your Aquablation procedure, your surgeon performs it under general anesthesia. They begin by placing an ultrasound scope in your rectum and the AquaBeam cystoscope (a thin, lighted tube) in your urethra to view the bladder and urethra. 

Next, your surgeon will use the AquaBeam Robotic System to control robotic arms and remove your abnormal prostate tissue. The robot allows them to precisely map out your benign prostate hyperplasia treatment while avoiding disturbing nearby areas. 
The AquaBeam robot will produce a heatless, sterile saline for prostate tissue removal. Aquablation therapy is performed on an outpatient basis and takes less than one hour to complete.

What are the benefits of Aquablation therapy?

Many men with benign prostate hyperplasia can benefit from Aquablation therapy. Some benefits you can expect with treatment:

  • Treat any size prostate
  • Precise prostate tissue removal
  • Short procedure and recovery time
  • Little to no downtime
  • Minimally invasive treatment
  • No incisions or stitches necessary

Aquablation therapy also presents a lower risk of complications than surgery.

What are other treatment options to Aquablation therapy?

At Spokane Urology, the team offers Aquablation therapy as well as other treatment options for BPH. In some cases, medications and lifestyle modifications, like diet changes, may help relieve symptoms. They also perform a minimally invasive treatment with implants called UroLift®, which can hold your prostate open and improve urine flow. 

If you have benign prostate hyperplasia, call Spokane Urology to find out if Aquablation therapy is right for you or book a consultation online today.