Category Archives: Prostiva® RF Therapy
We recently had a patient, who had prostate surgery 23 years ago and is once again experiencing BPH symptoms, ask if he is a candidate for an in-office procedure. Our reply: No procedure for BPH or Enlarged Prostate can guarantee complete resolution of symptoms for life. As such, there are times when patients need to consider their options for re-treatment if or when the symptoms of BPH do eventually return.
One of the most expressed concerns by patients considering an in-office BPH treatment is whether they will feel any pain during or after the procedure. After all, the prostate is located in a very sensitive area of the body. While most patients report feeling minimal discomfort or pain during treatment and for a few days afterward, every patient is different. The urologist performing the procedure will have oral pain medication and local anesthetic available to patients who are particularly sensitive. … Continue reading
Urologix is proud to announce that we will be appearing on In View, hosted by Larry King, airing on Fox Business Network, Saturday April 5th, 2014 at 1:00p.m., EDT and PDT. As part of our dedication to the men and loved ones affected by BPH, we teamed up with In View to provide a segment on BPH and treatment alternatives to medication,including our own in-office minimally invasive treatments. Urologix physician proctor, Dr. J. Randolph Beahrs and a Prostiva RF patient and his wife will discuss … Continue reading
Most men who experience urinary problems associated with BPH have two major impediments to seeking appropriate and swift treatment. First, is the embarrassment that many feel as a result of their Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms or LUTS. It is perfectly natural to feel some apprehension when discussing sensitive issues such as these. However, the symptoms of LUTS can be disruptive and interfere with your everyday activities and enjoyments. Many men spend years changing their habits and behaviors to avoid potentially … Continue reading
Prostiva RF Therapy, also known as Transurethral Needle Ablation or TUNA, is a popular, safe and minimally invasive therapy for those suffering from the symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH. It is currently the only treatment for BPH that uses heat produced by radio frequency to target and kill excess prostatic tissue. The Prostiva RF system is inserted through the urethra and deploys two small electrodes inside the prostate. These electrodes deliver targeted heat where the urologist wants it. … Continue reading