Last week, the physicians at KCUC performed the 200th Aquablation treatment in Kansas City at North Kansas City Hospital. KCUC was the first to bring this procedure to Kansas City and is the only Aquablation provider in Missouri.
What Is Aquablation Therapy?
Aquablation is an advanced, minimally invasive treatment for enlarged prostate that uses imaging, robotics, and a heat-free water jetto provide long-lasting relief with low rates of complications. At KCUC, we stay abreast of the latest technology and treatments to bring you the very best in urologic and oncologic care.
Fewer Side Effects with Aquablation
One of the most exciting things about Aquablation is that it results in fewer side effects. First, by combining two types of imaging, surgeons can see the entire prostate. Additionally, robotics and advanced computer software allow the surgeon to customize the treatment for each case. During the procedure, a robotically controlled, heat-free water jet removes unwanted prostate tissue. This heat-free water jet allows the surgeon to remove the excess prostate tissue precisely and more safely than with other methods that use heat. Combining the water jet with robotic technology ensures that the prostate tissue is removed with less damage to surrounding nerves and tissue. This results in fewer side effects.
Aquablation Is a Better Option
Many men put off treating their enlarged prostates because of fear of loss of sexual function. If BPH is left untreated, bladder and kidney function may be affected over time. Aquablation offers a better way to treat BPH without the risks of other procedures or surgeries and that’s good news for millions of men. If you are experiencing urinary issues due to an enlarged prostate, but are worried about surgery side effects, Aquablation therapy may be for you. Studies show it offers two times improvement in the flow of urine and preserves urinary and erectile function.
KCUC Is Kansas City’s First Aquablation Provider
We are proud to be the group that first brought this procedure to the Kansas City market and the only provider in Missouri. We have now performed our 200th Aquablation treatment. Our surgeons have more experience and more expertise when it comes to Aquablation therapy than any other urology group in the KC Metro.