FORT SMITH, Ark. – Kyle Basham, MD, and John David Terrell, MD, recently celebrated a milestone in Aquablation therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The physicians have completed more than 100 procedures, making them a leader in Arkansas.
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. One 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.
Drs. Basham and Terrell began offering this cutting-edge technology to patients in the River Valley last spring. Baptist Health is the first health care system in the state to utilize Aquablation therapy.
Baptist Health Urology Clinic-Fort Smith is located at 5500 Ellsworth Road. The clinic is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call (479) 709-7295.
About Baptist Health
For more than a century, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit Baptist-Health.com, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app.