Now Offering Aquablation for Enlarged Prostate!

Aquablation® Therapy to Treat Enlarged Prostates

Minnesota Urology is now offering Aquablation Therapy – a state-of-the-art treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) symptoms.  MNU is the first in Minnesota to offer this minimally invasive, incision-free technology to enhance patient care.

What is BPH?

BPH, or enlarged prostate, is extremely common in men as they age. As the prostate gland enlarges, it puts pressure on the urethra.  This causes symptoms like frequent urination, weak urine flow, feeling like the bladder isn’t empty, or even urinary retention. Many of these symptoms can be disruptive to everyday life. 

What is Aquablation Therapy?

Aquablation Therapy uses a powerful water jet to remove excess prostate tissue, effectively relieving symptoms. The procedure is unique because it does not use heat, incisions, or implantable devices to treat the unwanted symptoms of BPH. It’s a long-lasting treatment with a low risk of complications. 

How Does Aquablation Work?

The Aquablation procedure is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. An ultrasound allows your urologist to create an accurate map of the prostate in real-time. The tool containing the waterjet, as well as a camera, is inserted into the urethra. The camera, combined with ultrasound, gives your physician a complete view of the prostate, allowing for precision and accuracy in removing the excess prostate tissue. 

Why Choose Aquablation Therapy?

Aquablation provides several advantages over other treatments.  

  • Minimally Invasive: With Aquablation, the waterjet instrument is inserted through the urethra, so no incision is needed. This minimizes tissue damage, reduces the risk of complications, and shortens recovery.
  • Precision: Aquablation’s real-time imaging and robotic control allow for accurate tissue targeting, ensuring the effective removal of unwanted prostate tissue while minimizing damage to adjacent structures.
  • Reduced Risk: Aquablation minimizes the risk of bleeding, infection, and complications associated with more invasive procedures.
  • Preservation of Function: Because Aquablation is so precise, nerves and structures essential for urinary and sexual function have a low risk of damage. Other procedures may lead to erectile dysfunction or other problems. 
  • Faster Recovery: Patients undergoing Aquablation often experience a quicker recovery than traditional surgeries, allowing them to return to their regular activities sooner.

Locations and Physicians Currently Providing Aquablation Therapy

Minnesota Urology is the only group offering Aquablation in the state of Minnesota. Locations and MNU urologists performing this procedure include:

Abbott Northwestern Hospital: Joe Mahon, M.D.; Stephen Overholser, M.D.; Roland Ugarte, M.D. For more information about Aquablation or to schedule a procedure at this location, please call (952) 927-6501.

North Memorial Hospital: Andrew Bergersen, M.D.; Karl Kemberling, M.D.; Neil Skemp, M.D.; Dean Tortorelis, M.D.; Joseph Zanghi, D.O. For more information about Aquablation or to schedule a procedure at this location, please call (763) 520-7700.

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