Aquablation

For Enlarged Prostate

Aquablation of the prostate is a new type of treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. At Austin Urology Institute, we are proud to be among the few selective practices in the Austin area to offer this advanced, one-of-a-kind, minimally invasive therapy.

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A New Wave in BPH Treatment

Aquablation works by surgically removing prostate tissue with water. It is less invasive than traditional TURP procedures, as there are no incisions involved on your abdomen or belly. It is performed in a hospital under anesthesia and takes less than an hour. The postoperative period usually involves an overnight stay.

Drs. Shaw and Tsai are among the first in the region to bring this revolutionary procedure to Austin.

How the Aquablation
Procedure Works

Step One:
Every prostate is unique in size and shape. Aquablation therapy enables us to customize the procedure to your specific anatomy. Ultrasound imaging integrated with a camera, called a cystoscope, shows us the entire prostate in real time. This allows us to plan your treatment to your unique prostate gland. During this process, we are able to avoid removing parts of the prostate that can cause irreversible side effects such as erectile dysfunction (ED), ejaculatory dysfunction, and incontinence.

Step Two:
After a surgical map of the prostate has been created, a robotically-controlled, heat-free waterjet then begins to remove the prostate tissue that was outlined from the map. Robotic technology minimizes human error and ensures precision.

Ultrasound Imagine and Cystoscope Create a Map of the Prostate

A Robotically-Controlled Waterjet Removes Prostate Tissue

Is Aqua­blation Right for You

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Aquablation therapy is a unique procedure that uses robotic-precision with a novel treatment therapy. However, not all prostates are alike and not all therapies will provide long-lasting relief and cure. It’s important to start the conversation with your primary care physician or establish care with your urologist. At Austin Urology Institute, Dr. Shaw and Dr. Tsai, are proud to offer a multiple treatment options for BPH and are available to consult with you to personalize your treatment plan.