Minimally invasive BPH treatments use state-of-the-art tools and techniques to reduce or eliminate symptoms. Men are treated on an outpatient basis in an urologist’s office or the hospital.
Other advantages of minimally invasive treatments are less pain, faster recovery, lower costs, and local anesthesia and mild sedative.
Usually, heat is used to destroy excess prostate tissue. Techniques differ in heat source, heat delivery method, side effects, and number of treatments.
Delivery methods include:
- Laser (e.g., non-contact, contact, interstitial)
- Cooled ThermoTherapy™/TUMT™
- Other treatment methods
- AquaTherm™ System
- Prostiva™ RF Therapy, previously known as TUNA