Georgia Urology physicians stand beside aquablation machine.

Georgia Urology Performs 100th Aquablation Procedure at Northside Hospital Forsyth

Southeast’s Largest Urology Practice Reaches Milestone Using Groundbreaking Robotics

Patients struggling with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate, can find relief by trusting the experts at Georgia Urology, the largest urology practice in the Southeast. On September 24, the practice played a key role in helping Northside Hospital Forsyth reach a milestone in treating BPH as Dr. Lewis Kriteman performed the 100th Aquablation procedure at this facility. Northside Hospital Forsyth is the first hospital in the United States to perform 100 Aquablation therapy cases. Additionally, Georgia Urology physicians have performed a total of 119 cases across three separate hospitals.

Those looking for a safe, minimally invasive, and effective BPH treatment often choose Aquablation therapy, a groundbreaking robotic procedure. The surgeon uses a heat-free waterjet controlled by robotic technology to remove prostate tissue. Aquablation therapy is precise, consistent, and reproducible, and it is the first treatment to provide predictable outcomes for patients, no matter the size of the prostate. Studies have shown it to be more efficient and superior in safety to a standard operation.

“Aquablation is very versatile and can be performed on most prostates regardless of size or shape,” says Dr. Kriteman, the first physician in Georgia to perform Aquablation. “Unlike many other prostate procedures, Aquablation has virtually no sexual side effects. I am truly happy to have it in my armamentarium to help my patients with their BPH symptoms.”

Patients interested in learning more about Aquablation therapy can consult with Dr. Kriteman or another one of Georgia Urology’s physician specialists. In addition to Dr. Kriteman, Drs. Carl Capelouto, Mark Haber, and Brent Sharpe perform the Aquablation procedure. With more than 30 locations throughout metro Atlanta, Georgia Urology offers convenient access to Aquablation and other state-of-the-art treatments.

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Georgia Urology is the largest urology practice in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Georgia Urology has more than 30 locations and six ambulatory surgery centers. The practice is comprised of more than 50 physicians, many of whom are fellowship-trained and hold advanced specialty training in oncology, robotic surgery, laparoscopy, infertility, incontinence, and pediatrics. Georgia Urology physicians use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and advanced treatment techniques, including robot-assisted technology and minimally invasive procedures, in order to manage all urological problems in men, women, and children. It is the practice’s mission to inform and partner with patients to develop a personalized, compassionate, and comprehensive treatment plan for all of their urological conditions.