Enlarged Prostate - BPH Treatment
You may be suffering from the signs and symptoms of enlarged prostate, or BPH, including:
- Urinary frequency or urgency
- Waking up to urinate
- Trouble starting a urine stream
- Urinary incontinence
- Pain during urination
Is it hard living with the signs of your condition?
BPH is the most common prostate problem for men as they age, affecting more than 50% of men in their 60s and 80% of men over 70. 1
A number of transurethral surgical procedures have been developed to treat BPH when medications prove ineffective:
- Radical prostatectomy (TURP)
- Needle ablation
- Microwave thermotherapy
The goal of these surgical procedures is to remove enlarged prostate tissue or widen the urethra. While these approaches are typically the standard therapeutic approach for chronic BPH, they are often associated with various complications and side-effects such as post-operative pain, bleeding, incontinence or extended hospital stay.
If you suffer from BPH, you should know that Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) is a procedure that may offer comparative advantages when compared to more traditional surgical approaches.
MagellanTM Robotic System
The Magellan Robotic System may be used during procedures to help the physician with stability, precision, and control with the potential for increased:
- Access: Magellan is inserted through a small incision near your groin.
- Maneuverability: Your doctor uses Magellan to steer a catheter and guide wires through your complex anatomy.
- Accuracy: Magellan helps your doctor reach the target and complete your procedure.
Men, just like you have said yes to Magellan because, in many cases, Magellan has the potential to deliver a number of possible benefits when compared to the surgical options, including:
- Less pain
- Shorter procedural time
- Less invasive approach
1. Roehrborn C, McConnell J. Etiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology and natural history of benign prostatic hyperplasia. In: Walsh P, Retik A, Vaughan E, Wein A, editors. Campbell’s Urology. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2002. pp. 1297–1336