LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Baptist Health is the first in Arkansas to 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.
Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock, along with Arkansas Urology, is using this new, minimally invasive surgical offering to aid men with lower urinary tract symptoms as a result of BPH.
“We are proud to offer this long-term relief solution for men with an enlarged prostate,” said Greg Crain, president of Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock. “Aquablation therapy is yet another way we are transforming and optimizing the way we care for the people of Arkansas.”
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.
“Surgical treatments today for enlarged prostate often limit patients to choose between either a high degree of symptom relief with high rates of irreversible complications or low degree of symptom relief with low rates of irreversible complications,” said Dr. Timothy Dean Langford, a provider who performs the treatment at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock and Arkansas Urology. “Aquablation therapy is different, offering a predictable treatment with proven positive outcomes.”
In clinical studies, Aquablation therapy has shown to provide both best in-class and durable symptom relief with low rates of irreversible complications.
Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock will also offer this technology soon.
To learn more about Aquablation or to schedule an appointment, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST.
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