Long-lasting Relief for
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Ask a man with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) what he wants more than anything and the answer is simple: get life back to normal, get back to being him, be free again to do the things he used to do without compromising his lifestyle or confidence.
It's time to find relief without compromise!
What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate, is a prostate that has grown to be larger than normal. BPH is not prostate cancer. As the prostate grows, it may constrict the urethra, making it difficult to urinate and/or apply pressure on the bladder, causing it to weaken and have difficulty emptying.
Does this sound familiar?
Frequent urge to urinate, especially at night
Weak urine stream and difficulty getting started
Dribbling and inability to completely empty bladder
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Symptoms
BPH may cause two kinds of symptoms that can impact your quality of life:
Ability to hold urine – causing you to search for bathrooms throughout the day or to wake up several times a night
Emptying your bladder – causing you to push or strain when urinating or to have a weak stream that starts and stops a lot
If BPH symptoms are left untreated, bladder and kidney function may be impacted over time. Additionally, using medications for a long time to manage BPH symptoms increase risk of heart failure and dementia.
Choosing a treatment option can be overwhelming, as it often forces men to compromise in some way. This could mean not responding well to medication, getting limited relief, having a long recovery time, or even having issues with sexual function.
Is an Enlarged Prostate Normal?
Spoiler alert: No. While it is common as a man ages, it's not something "normal" to live with.
It’s not a normal part of anything. It’s annoying, inconvenient, and frustrating. Thankfully, it’s also treatable.
1 in 2
MEN AGES 51-60
3 of 4
SAY BPH IMPACTS HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT THEMSELVES
OF MEN SAY BPH IMPACTS THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatment Options
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.
AQUABLATION THERAPY SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR BPH (ENLARGED PROSTATE)
Aquablation therapy is a new type of surgical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). At Michigan Institute of Urology, we are proud to be among the first in the Detroit area to offer this advanced, minimally invasive treatment.
We are excited to offer Aquablation therapy at MIU, because we believe in helping men suffering from BPH to get their life back and feel like themselves again.
We know choosing a treatment option can be overwhelming, as it often forces men to compromise in some way. This could mean not responding well to medication, or choosing a treatment that only provides limited relief, that may have a long recovery time, or that may even cause issues with sexual function.
Aquablation therapy is a one-of-a-kind procedure that aims to minimize this compromise.
Creating a surgical map
Every prostate is unique in size and shape. Aquablation therapy enables our surgeons to customize your procedure to your specific anatomy.
How? Aquablation therapy is the only BPH surgical procedure integrates ultrasound imaging with the standard camera (called a cystoscope). This gives our surgeons the ability to see the entire prostate in real time, which allows our surgeons to map which parts of your prostate they want to remove and which parts they want to avoid.
Specifically, this mapping enables our surgeons to avoid removing the parts of the prostate that cause irreversible complications like erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction, and incontinence.
Removing the Prostate Tissue
Once our surgeons have created a surgical map, a robotically-controlled, heat-free waterjet removes the prostate tissue that was outlined on the map. This robotic technology minimizes human error in removing prostate tissue, and ensures the prostate tissue is removed precisely, consistently, and predictably.
When required, our surgeons may choose to use a minimal amount of cautery following an Aquablation procedure to control bleeding.
Get relief without compromise with Aquablation
83% of men with BPH
are not willing to sacrifice sexual function for symptom relief with surgery
3 in 4 men
with BPH feel that surgery requires a trade-off between symptom relief and side effects
1 in 2 men
with BPH did not realize how important maintaining sexual function was to them before surgery
Aquablation therapy uses the power of water delivered with robotic precision to provide long-lasting BPH relief without compromise. It is precise, consistent, and predictable, and provides long-term relief no matter how large your prostate.
Chris D., 55
The fact that Aquablation therapy is minimally-invasive and is a robotic procedure gave me a high degree of confidence.
There were two things that led me to choose Aquablation therapy. First, the lack of heat was key, as I knew heat was associated with undesirable side effects. And second, pairing the skill of my urologist with robotics ensured that the precision necessary for this procedure was there.
Aquablation was life-changing, and it gave me my freedom back. I made the right decision