Prolieve is a new technology, used in urology offices, designed to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate from the standpoint of ultimate comfort for the patient. The candidates for this new technology are men who would benefit from surgical therapy or other drugs.
Specifically, prolieve heats the prostate and also dilates the prostatic urethra. A catheter is inserted into the urethra, and microwave energy is used to heat the prostate and thereby heat the tissue around the prostate, which is enlarged. To avoid any potential discomfort with the heat, water is pumping through the catheter the whole time of the 45-minute procedure.
Who is a Good Candidate For the Prolieve Treatment?
In one clinical trial from the Prolieve system, 74% of the patients experience a 30% improvement from their enlarged prostate symptoms by the one-year marker, post surgery.
What Results Can You Expect?
Expect to have someone to drive you home after the procedure, and most patients can resume normal activities several hours after the treatment, if not a day later. Otherwise, most patients experience significant relief from their enlarged prostate, after the treatment.
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