Aquablation Therapy for Enlarged Prostates Now Offered at Baptist Health-Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. – The urologists at Baptist Health-Fort Smith now offer Aquablation therapy for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms due to an enlarged prostate.
Aquablation therapy uses the power of water delivered with robotic precision to provide best-in-class and long-lasting symptom relief with low rates of irreversible complications, regardless of prostate size or shape. It significantly reduces the chances of sexual dysfunction and incontinence.

BPH, or an enlarged prostate, is a non-cancerous condition where the prostate has grown to be larger than normal. 1 in 2 men ages 51 to 60 have BPH, and the incidence increases every decade of life. If left untreated, BPH can cause significant health problems, including irreversible bladder or kidney damage, bladder stones, and incontinence.

John D. Terrell, MD, and Kyle Basham, MD, provide this new, minimally invasive surgical offering at Baptist Health-Fort Smith to aid men with lower urinary tract symptoms as a result of BPH.

Aquablation therapy is performed by the AquaBeam Robotic System, the first FDA-cleared, surgical robot utilizing automated tissue resection or the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms due to BPH. It combines real-time, multi-dimensional imaging, automated robotic technology, and heat-free waterjet ablation technology for targeted, controlled, and immediate removal of prostate tissue. Aquablation therapy offers predictable and reproducible outcomes, independent of prostate anatomy, prostate size, or surgeon experience.

In clinical studies, Aquablation therapy has shown to provide both best in-class and durable symptom relief with low rates of irreversible complications.

The physicians will host a free virtual seminar for community members at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 20, to explain how the new technology works and who is a candidate for the procedure. Those who are interested can register by visiting the Classes and Resources tab at For more information or to schedule an appointment with a urologist, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST.

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