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Colorado Urology to Offer Aquablation Therapy for the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Heat-Free Water Jet Technology Removes Prostate Tissue With Minimal Sexual Side Effects

Lone Tree, CO (February 7, 2022) – Colorado Urology physician Ali Sarram, MD, was the first urologist in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region to perform the new, minimally invasive robotic surgical procedure called Aquablation for the effective treatment of BPH/enlarged prostate symptoms. Dr. Sarram offers the procedure exclusively at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree. The novel procedure utilizes a heat-free water jet powered by robotic technology to precisely remove obstructive prostate tissue, leading to long-term symptom relief.

“Aquablation provides a minimally invasive approach for surgical management of BPH customized to every patient. It allows us to help patients regardless of the size or shape of their prostate. We can now effectively remove obstructive tissue without impacting patients’ quality of life,” said Dr. Sarram. “Aquablation is an adidtional tool we now offer at Colorado Urology to help patients manage debilitating symptoms of an enlarged prostate, while preserving their sexual function.”

How Aquablation Works

Aquablation therapy is performed with the AquaBeam Robotic System, the first FDA-cleared surgical robot using automated tissue resection for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to BPH. Aquablation therapy combines a camera (cystoscope) with ultrasound imaging to visualize the entire prostate in real-time. Ultrasound imaging allows the surgeon to map out the portion of the prostate tissue to be removed. This mapping enables the surgeon to avoid damaging critical tissue in and around the prostate responsible for normal sexual and urinary functions.

Once the surgical map is created by the surgeon, a robotically-controlled, heat-free waterjet removes the prostate tissue. This robotic technology minimizes the potential for human error in removing prostate tissue and ensures the prostate tissue is removed precisely.

Aquablation therapy is performed in the hospital under anesthesia and typically takes less than one hour with the patient staying overnight.

“The key benefit of this procedure is the use of the heat-free water jet, which allows us to remove only the obstructive prostate tissue, resulting in a low rate of complications and sexual side effects,” said Dr. Sarram.

To learn more about BPH and Aquablation Surgical Therapy visit Aquablation Therapy – Colorado Urology.

To learn more about BPH/enlarged prostate and all treatment options available to men at Colorado Urology, visit BPH/Enlarged Prostate – Treatments for BPH – Colorado Urology.

 

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