How the Aquablation
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.
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.
When required, our urologist may choose to apply a minimal amount of cautery following the procedure to control bleeding.
Step 1 - Creating a Surgical Map
Step 2 - Removing the Prostate Tissue