Denver’s CBS4, recently interviewed Dr. Jordan Alger and one of his patients who underwent the new Aquablation procedure. Aquablation is a new, minimally invasive, robotic treatment for an enlarged prostate that provides BPH relief without compromise.
Dr Jordan Alger is one of only a few doctors in the Rocky Mountain region to offer Aquablation therapy for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men.
BPH, or an enlarged prostate, is a non-cancerous condition where the prostate has grown to be larger than normal. 1 in 2 men ages 51 to 60 have BPH, and the incidence increases every decade of life.1 If left untreated,
BPH can cause significant health problems, including irreversible bladder or kidney damage, bladder stones, and incontinence. The problem with BPH surgical treatments today is that they often force men to trade-off between symptom relief and side effects, limiting patients to choose between either a high degree of symptom relief with high rates of irreversible complications (such as incontinence, erectile dysfunction, or ejaculatory dysfunction) or low degree of symptom relief with low rates of irreversible complications.
Aquablation therapy is a different type of treatment for BPH. It’s an advanced, minimally invasive treatment that uses the power of water delivered with robotic precision to provide best-in-class and long-lasting symptom relief with low rates of irreversible complications, regardless of prostate size or shape.
Aquablation therapy is performed by the AquaBeam Robotic System, the first FDA-cleared, surgical robot utilizing automated tissue resection or the treatment of LUTS due to BPH. It combines real-time, multi-dimensional imaging, automated robotic technology, and heat-free waterjet ablation technology for targeted, controlled,
and immediate removal of prostate tissue. Aquablation therapy offers predictable and reproducible outcomes, independent of prostate anatomy, prostate size, or surgeon experience.
Aquablation therapy has proven results. In clinical studies, Aquablation therapy has shown to provide both best-in- class and durable symptom relief with low rates of irreversible complications.
A study within the Journal of Sexual Medicine, which surveyed 300 men living with BPH, revealed 92% of respondents expressed an interest in learning more about Aquablation therapy because patients can find relief without the trade-off between symptoms and side effects.