Aquablation with AquaBeam for Treatment of Enlarged Prostate Symptoms: Robotic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
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What is Aquablation Therapy for Treatment of BPH – WaterJet Ablation Therapy for Enlarged Prostate
Aquablation refers to a new approach to removing obstructive prostate tissue through the use of high-velocity saline (saline is essentially water with some minerals). Aquablation is a surgical procedure designed to replicate the efficacy of TURP or prostate enucleation using waterjet ablation therapy.
How is Aquablation for Treatment of Enlarged Prostate Performed?
Aquablation is performed by a urologist in the operating room under general anesthesia. The procedure is performed with ultrasound guidance by performing a transrectal ultrasound of the prostate. Transrectal ultrasound maps the prostate anatomy which is then fed into the AquaBeam surgical robotic planning system. The urologist decides which area of the prostate to treat and programs the Aquablation robotic system to ablate the particular part of the prostate that needs treatment. Cystoscopy is performed and the Aquablation delivery device is positioned within the prostate through the cystoscope. Robotically guided delivery of high velocity heated saline according to the planned program chosen by the urologist.
How Does Aquablation Compare to Laser Enucleation of Prostate?
There have been no direct studies comparing Aquablation using the AquaBeam system to laser enucleation of the prostate (HOLEP). It appears that Aquablation results in similar outcomes as TURP. Based on indirect comparisons, most studies suggest that prostate enucleation, especially for large prostates, result in superior long-term outcomes compared to TURP. It is likely that AquaBeam Robotically guided waterjet ablation therapy for BPH using Aquablation achieves similar outcomes to laser enucleation of the prostate.
What are the Risks of Aquablation?
Post-Aquablation it is difficult to pinpoint the source of bleeding and cauterization can sometimes be challenging. All patients require an inpatient hospital stay with continuous bladder irrigation (CBI) or balloon tamponade of the prostatic area to stop bleeding. This is also a risk with TURP but with modern TURP methods with direct visual control of bleeding during the procedure it is rare to require balloon tamponade of the prostate.
What are the Advantages of Aquablation?
ProCept Aquablation AquaBeam System does not generate much heat which limits potential injury to periprostatic nerves that can occur with traditional TURP procedure. Heat injury is a suspected cause of occasional erection problems in men after TURP. There is probably no significant advantage of Aquablation compared to bi-polar TURP and laser prostate enucleation in terms of heat degeneration. Prostate enucleation using Holmium laser, for example, is very precise in terms of heat generation, and heat is delivered to the area of less than a millimeter at a time, which is under the surgeon’s control.
Aquablation is fast with the surgical time of fewer than 5 minutes however the total time that is required to perform the procedure including ultrasound generation is similar to TURP with about 30-35 minutes based on the results of the Aqua study, a randomized controlled study comparing Aquablation using an Aquabeam surgical planning system to traditional TURP.
Aquablation results in improved quality of life, improved urine flow, and improved urinary frequency and urgency symptoms, similar to what is achieved with TURP.
The Water Study, a randomized control trial of Aquablation and TURP showed that urinary symptoms significantly decrease (lower is better) from 23 to 6 (improvement of 70%). Urine flow is also significantly improved with the maximum flow of 21 ml per second from 6 (higher is better, stronger urine stream). Similarly, residual urine volume decreases from 97 ml to 50 ml with both TURP and Aquablation, a good improvement.
Aquablation seems to preserve ejaculatory function in most men.
What are the Disadvantages of Aquablation?
Aquablation is associated with a risk of bleeding. As a result, the procedure always requires an overnight hospital stay. In comparison, men can go home after procedures such as Rezum procedure and Urolift procedures. Many if not most men are able to go home the same day after prostate enucleation (HOLEP), Greenlight laser, and bipolar TURP.
Because Aquablation requires an overnight hospital stay, it is more expensive than alternative treatments.
Cost of Aquablation and Insurance Coverage
Aquablation is a promising treatment for millions of men with an enlarged prostate. Many insurance companies including Medicare are introducing coverage for Aquablation. Please contact our office with your insurance information to verify if your health plan covers the cost of the Aquablation procedure.
Did you know? Dr. Shteynshlyuger has performed over 1,000 surgeries and procedures for enlarged prostate, including Rezum, Urolift, prostate enucleation, laser ablation of the prostate, and TURP. He performs over 100 prostate procedures a year.
Cost of Enlarged Prostate Treatment without Insurance
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer affordable treatment for men. Our prices are low for patients without insurance and for those who have high insurance copays, high deductibles, or insurance plans that do not cover treatment costs.
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer a flat-fee ‘all-cost-included’ Rezum procedure. The procedure is performed in our office under local anesthesia. Men from other states can save thousands of dollars over local hospital fees by coming to New York Urology Specialists for treatment. Please contact us for current prices and discounts for patients without insurance or with high insurance deductibles.
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer a flat-fee ‘all-cost-included’ Urolift procedure. The procedure is performed in our office under local anesthesia. Men from other states can save thousands of dollars over local hospital fees by coming to New York Urology Specialists for treatment.
Cost of Treatment and Insurances
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer affordable treatment for men. Our prices are low for patients without insurance and for those who have high insurance copays, high deductibles, or insurance plans that do not cover treatment costs.
We accept many health insurance plans. We would be happy to verify your eligibility and benefits and to provide you with detailed information on your health plan’s coverage. Financing options and credit options are available to help you pay for medical care.
Where to Get Prostate Surgery in NYC?
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer specialized treatment for enlarged prostate for men. Same-day virtual video appointments and in-person appointments are available.
We perform a cystoscopy, urodynamic testing, prostate and bladder ultrasound in our office. We offer Urolift procedure, Rezum water-vapor procedure in our office, and laser enucleation of the prostate in a hospital setting. We treat urinary and erection problems. We offer confidential appointments.
Our appointment costs are affordable with or without insurance. We offer free insurance verification.
Read Real Stories of Men who Underwent Treatment of Enlarged Prostate (BPH) at New York Urology Specialists
We offer treatment for prostate problems, including slow urine stream, frequent urination at night, difficulty emptying the bladder, and other problems to patients within driving distance to our offices as well as from other states and countries. Our patients come from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and over 70 countries worldwide.
- 46-year-old Man with Urinary Retention Treated with Urolift
- 53-year-old Man Treated with Prostate Enucleation (HOLEP) after Urolift Did Not Work
- 61-year-old Man with Intermittency and Weak Urine Stream Tamsulosin does not work
- 73-year-old Man Treated with HOLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate)
- 73-year-old Man with Frequent UTI and Pain – Finasteride and Alfusozin Do Not Work
- 86-year-old man Treated with Prostate Enucleation After Rezum
Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Enlarged Prostate Problems?
- All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in treating men with symptoms of frequent urination, urinary urgency, urinary incontinence, and bladder pain using medical therapy, minimally invasive therapies, lasers, and open surgery.
- We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate in men.
- We offer treatment options for enlarged prostate, overactive bladder, UTI, and urinary incontinence in our office, which avoids the risks, costs, and recovery from general anesthesia.
- Extensive experience: Thousands of men have been treated successfully using medical therapy, surgery, and minimally invasive procedures such as Urolift procedure, Rezum surgery, Botox for overactive bladder, Interstim for frequent urination, and tibial neuromodulation.
- We offer diagnostic testing in our office, which avoids hospital costs.
- Confidential and Understanding Care. We understand that most of our patients desire privacy. We see patients with a variety of urological problems. Your reason for visiting us is entirely confidential.
- We are conveniently located within a 30-60 minute commute to men who are seeking BPH treatment in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, Bronx, and New Jersey.
What do Prostate Problems Look Like?
You can find images of uroflow as well as before and after treatment images in our image gallery.
Scheduling Appointments for Enlarged Prostate Treatment at New York Urology Specialists
We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance. We offer weekday, weekend, and evening office hours.
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Urinary Problems Are Treatable in Nearly Every Man and Woman
At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of urinary problems caused by enlarged prostate and BPH in men. We understand the challenges that urinary problems such as a slow stream, waking up at night, pain in the penis and perineum create for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem. We help you find a treatment for your urinary problems that fit your needs, lifestyle, and your preferences.
Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with symptoms caused by prostate enlargement, including frequent urination, poor urine flow, frequent UTI, blood in urine, urinary incontinence, urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate, prior surgery, neuropathy, chemotherapy, and radiation. By virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man and woman who desire an effective treatment for their urinary problems. We offer medical and surgical treatment for men’s prostate problems.
We specialize in minimally invasive, highly effective treatment for symptoms of bladder pain, urethral burning, pelvic discomfort, incomplete bladder emptying, urinary frequency, and urgency.
We Treat Some of the Most Complex Men’s Health Problems Including:
- Erectile dysfunction in men for whom Viagra and Cialis do not work.
- Penile Pain During Sex
- Impotence in men with diabetes.
- Burning during urination
- Premature Ejaculation
- Frequent urination
- Urinary retention
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of urinary problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods including Botox for OAB, Interstim neuromodulation, Rezum for BPH, prostate enucleation for enlarged prostate, and Urolift procedure.
He has successfully treated hundreds of men with BPH with symptoms of frequent urination during the day and excessive urination at night.
He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.
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