Aquablation® Therapy at Georgia Urology — the Largest Urology Practice in Atlanta and the Southeast; with Physicians You Can Trust
At Georgia Urology — with our award-winning team of highly trained and experienced urologists — we offer convenient access to Aquablation therapy for patients diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Georgia Urology was the first center in Georgia to offer Aquablation Therapy and has performed more of these procedures than any other group in the country!
What is Aquablation® Therapy?
Aquablation therapy, by PROCEPT BioRobotics, is a safe, effective, and FDA-approved treatment option for patients suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), due to BPH. Aquablation minimizes the compromises patients previously had to make as it provides a proven low-rate of irreversible complications with long-term relief.
How Does Aquablation® Therapy Work?
Aquablation therapy is the only procedure that uses a heat-free waterjet, controlled by robotic technology to remove prostate tissue. Also, it is the only procedure that combines a camera (called a cystoscope) with ultrasound imaging, giving the surgeon the ability to see the entire prostate in real-time. As a result, Aquablation therapy can achieve a precise, consistent, and predictable procedure that provides long-term relief no matter the size of the prostate.
The procedure will occur in an operating room while the patient is under spinal or general anesthesia. During the procedure:
- The urologist will use multi-dimensional imaging to identify the exact treatment plan based on the patient’s specific anatomy. In addition to a traditional cystoscopic camera, Aquablation therapy includes an intraoperative ultrasound. Together, they provide the surgeon with a multi-dimensional view of the treatment area, enabling improved decision-making and treatment planning.
- The AquaBeam Robotic System executes the treatment plan. The surgeon maps the treatment contour and then monitors, with confidence, as the robot executes the treatment plan, guiding the calibrated waterjet with speed and accuracy.
- Excess prostate tissue is removed with a heat-free waterjet, eliminating the possibility of complications arising from thermal injury.
This procedure takes less than an hour.
What Can I Expect After the Procedure?
As with many BPH procedures, you will wake up with a catheter, which will allow you to urinate while your urethra heals.
Aquablation therapy usually requires an overnight stay in the hospital.
Once at home, you may experience minor burning during urination and rectal soreness for several days. This can be managed with mild pain medication. If you have any questions about a specific medication, please consult with your physician.
You may resume normal activities at the discretion of your physician.
Benefits to Aquablation® Therapy
- Proven Low Rates of Irreversible Complication: Aquablation therapy is the only procedure that uses a heat-free waterjet to remove prostate tissue.
- 0% impact on erectile dysfunction, orgasmic function, sexual desire, intercourse satisfaction, or overall sexual satisfaction.
- Nearly all men with BPH preserve ejaculatory function with Aquablation therapy.
- 99% of men with BPH did not have incontinence after Aquablation therapy.
In several clinical studies, men who had Aquablation therapy had a low rate of irreversible complications: incontinence, ejaculatory dysfunction, erectile dysfunction.
- Increased Confidence in the Procedure: During Aquablation therapy, a robotic technology (AquaBeam Robotic System) removes prostate tissue in a precise, consistent, and predictable.
- Long-Term Relief: Clinical studies have shown that Aquablation therapy provides long-term relief at three years
Potential Risks Associated with Aquablation® Therapy
The side effects are mild and short-term. They include:
- Minor pain or difficulty when urinating.
- Discomfort in the pelvis.
- Blood in the urine.
- Inability to empty the bladder or a frequent and/or urgent need to urinate.
- Bladder or urinary tract infection.
- Ejaculatory dysfunction.
Interested in Aquablation® Therapy? Schedule an Appointment
For more information on Aquablation therapy or to book an appointment with one of our physicians, please provide your name, email, and phone number, and a Georgia Urology representative will contact you shortly.
Who is an appropriate candidate for Aquablation therapy?
Aquablation therapy has been proven as a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to BPH. Aquablation therapy can be performed on prostates of any size.
How common is Aquablation therapy surgery?
Aquablation therapy is commercially available in the United States, Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Asia.
Does Aquablation therapy Have CE Mark?
Yes. Aquablation therapy is performed by the AquaBeam Robotic System, which received CE Mark in 2014.
What is the success rate of Aquablation therapy?
Aquablation therapy has been studied in seven different clinical trials. It has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment option for patients suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to BPH.
Is Aquablation therapy covered by insurance?
For patients in the United States, two of the major national private insurance companies (Anthem and Humana) have issued positive coverage policies for their patients. For all other private insurance companies, coverage can be assessed on an individual basis, and you should speak with us directly to determine if Aquablation therapy is available for you.
Important Safety Information
All surgical treatments have inherent and associated side effects. The most common side effects are mild and transient and may include mild pain or difficulty when urinating, discomfort in the pelvis, blood in the urine, inability to empty the bladder or a frequent and/or urgent need to urinate, and bladder or urinary tract infection. Other risks include ejaculatory dysfunction and a low risk of injury to the urethra or rectum where the devices gain access to the body for treatment. For more information about potential side effects and risks associated with Aquablation therapy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) treatment, speak with your urologist or surgeon. No claim is made that the AquaBeam Robotic System will cure any medical condition, or entirely eliminate the diseased entity. Repeated treatment or alternative therapies may sometimes be required.