Aquablation

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What is Aquablation?

Aquablation therapy is a minimally invasive treatment for an enlarged prostate or BPH. It is performed with robotic assistance and utilizes water power to improve the caliber of the prostatic urethra. This technology allows for the resection of prostatic tissue that may be causing your symptoms. No incision is made as is performed in open surgery, and the prostate is reached through the urethra/penis.

During this procedure, a camera is often utilized in conjunction with ultrasound to provide real-time imaging of the prostate. It offers precise, consistent and predictable results for prostates of varying sizes. This treatment offers a very low complication rate of incontinence, ejaculatory dysfunction and erectile dysfunction. We provide comprehensive men's health care.

Frequently Asked Questions

AQUABLATION THERAPY – THE PROCEDURE

What Happens During The Aquablation Procedure?


Aquablation therapy is performed in a hospital. You will be under anesthesia for the entire procedure. The procedure typically takes less than an hour and involves an overnight stay.
There are two key steps to the procedure—creating a surgical map and removing the prostate tissue.




What Happens Immediately After The Aquablation Therapy?


As with most BPH procedures, you will wake up with a catheter following Aquablation therapy, which allows you to urinate while your urethra heals. Patients typically stay overnight in the hospital. While no one likes staying overnight in a hospital, the benefit with Aquablation therapy is that most patients end up leaving the hospital without a catheter.1,2,3
References:
1. Gilling, P, et al. Three-Year Outcomes after Aquablation Therapy Compared to TURP: Results from a Blinded Randomized Trial. Can J Urol. 2020 Feb;27(1):10072-10079.
2. Bhojani, N, et al. Aquablation for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Large Prostates (80-150 cc): 1-Year Results. Urology. 2019 Jul;129:1-7.
3. Data on file at PROCEPT BioRobotics.




What Is Recovery Like After Aquablation Therapy?


As with most BPH procedures, you will wake up with a catheter following Aquablation therapy, which allows you to urinate while your urethra heals. Patients typically stay overnight in the hospital. While no one likes staying overnight in a hospital, the benefit with Aquablation therapy is that most patients end up leaving the hospital without a catheter.1,2,3
Once you’re home, you may experience mild burning during urination for a couple of weeks. This can be managed with mild pain medication. Patients can resume their normal activities once approved by their doctor.
References:
1. Gilling, P, et al. Three-Year Outcomes after Aquablation Therapy Compared to TURP: Results from a Blinded Randomized Trial. Can J Urol. 2020 Feb;27(1):10072-10079.
2. Bhojani, N, et al. Aquablation for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Large Prostates (80-150 cc): 1-Year Results. Urology. 2019 Jul;129:1-7.
3. Data on file at PROCEPT BioRobotics.




Who Performs Aquablation Therapy Surgery?


Your urologist performs Aquablation therapy using the AquaBeam Robotic System. The procedure takes place in a hospital.





WHAT IS AQUABLATION THERAPY?

What Is The Cost Of Aquablation Therapy?


The cost of Aquablation therapy will depend on what country you live in and what type of insurance you have.




Does My Insurance Cover Aquablation Therapy?


For patients in the United States, two of the major national private insurance companies (Anthem and Humana) have issued positive coverage policies for its patients. For all other private insurance companies, coverage can be assessed on an individual basis, and you should speak with your provider directly to determine if Aquablation therapy is available for you.
For patients outside of the United States, reimbursement and coverage vary by geography. We recommend patients contact their local physician providers to determine if Aquablation therapy is available.





WHAT IS THE COST OF AQUABLATION?

What Is The Cost Of Aquablation Therapy?


The cost of Aquablation therapy will depend on what country you live in and what type of insurance you have.




Does My Insurance Cover Aquablation Therapy?


For patients in the United States, two of the major national private insurance companies (Anthem and Humana) have issued positive coverage policies for its patients. For all other private insurance companies, coverage can be assessed on an individual basis, and you should speak with your provider directly to determine if Aquablation therapy is available for you.
For patients outside of the United States, reimbursement and coverage vary by geography. We recommend patients contact their local physician providers to determine if Aquablation therapy is available.





CLINICAL OUTCOMES

What Is The Cost Of Aquablation Therapy?


The cost of Aquablation therapy will depend on what country you live in and what type of insurance you have.




Does My Insurance Cover Aquablation Therapy?


For patients in the United States, two of the major national private insurance companies (Anthem and Humana) have issued positive coverage policies for its patients. For all other private insurance companies, coverage can be assessed on an individual basis, and you should speak with your provider directly to determine if Aquablation therapy is available for you.
For patients outside of the United States, reimbursement and coverage vary by geography. We recommend patients contact their local physician providers to determine if Aquablation therapy is available.





AquaBeam ROBOTIC SYSTEM

What Is The Cost Of Aquablation Therapy?


The cost of Aquablation therapy will depend on what country you live in and what type of insurance you have.




Does My Insurance Cover Aquablation Therapy?


For patients in the United States, two of the major national private insurance companies (Anthem and Humana) have issued positive coverage policies for its patients. For all other private insurance companies, coverage can be assessed on an individual basis, and you should speak with your provider directly to determine if Aquablation therapy is available for you.
For patients outside of the United States, reimbursement and coverage vary by geography. We recommend patients contact their local physician providers to determine if Aquablation therapy is available.