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Kettering Health urologist Jorge Arzola, MD, performed the region’s first Aquablation, a procedure for symptoms of an enlarged prostate, at Soin Medical Center. An enlarged prostate, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), affects 1 in 3 men over 50.
“Aquablation’s advanced technology allows me to treat lower urinary tract symptoms with more precision, said Dr. Arzola. “That precision leads to consistent, predictable, and long-term relief from BPH symptoms without compromise.”
Aquablation is a minimally invasive, robotic-assisted procedure that uses a water jet to remove prostate tissue causing BPH symptoms. Common symptoms of BPH include problems holding urine and emptying the bladder.
A camera with ultrasound imaging gives surgeons a real-time view of the entire prostate. The visibility enables them to target specific tissue while avoiding areas that lead to unwanted side effects like incontinence.
“My patients say BPH impacts their quality of life and self-confidence. That’s one of the reasons I’ve focused my practice on finding better, more effective, and less invasive treatments for enlarged prostate. Compared to other BPH treatments, Aquablation is more effective and carries virtually no risk of reducing a man’s sexual function,” said Dr. Arzola.
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