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Florence
Matteotti Medical Group
Viale Giacomo Matteotti, 42
50132 - Florence (FI)
Telephone: 055 570224
Florence Castello
Villa Donatello
Via Attilio Ragionieri, 101
50019 - Sesto Fiorentino (FI)
Telephone: 055 50975
Prato
Studi Medici Life
Viale della Repubblica, 141
59100 - Prato (PO)
Telephone: 0574 583501
Milan
Columbus Clinic Center
Via Michelangelo Buonarroti, 48
20145 - Milan (MI)
Telephone: 02 480 801

Aquabeam and Rezum
To treat benign prostatic hypertrophy

UROLOGY

AQUABEAM AND REZUM TO TREAT BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY

The Aquabeam and Rezum treatments are two effective and innovative systems for treating benign prostatic hypertrophy. These are non-invasive treatments that have led to satisfactory results over time. BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy) is a disease that today afflicts many men of all ages. The problem occurs naturally from the age of 40-50 and worsens as age progresses. The pathology is linked to natural aging and leads to enlargement of the prostate gland. An enlargement which, in some cases, can become so marked as to make the prostate the size of a grapefruit, if neglected and not treated. Non-invasive treatments such as Aquabeam and Rezum are able to solve the problem related to the prostate in a short time and in a very effective way.

Benign prostatic hypertrophy: what it is and how it manifests itself

The prostate is a gland, the size of a chestnut, attached to the undersurface of the bladder and partially covering the urethra, like a sort of small donut. The prostate is used to produce part of the seminal fluid and therefore helps to keep the sperm alive.

BPH is characterized by the proliferation of prostatic tissue. This leads, consequently, to a substantial increase in the volume of the gland. The enlargement blocks the urethra, causing an obstruction. The urethra which is responsible for the urinary outflow, is thus subject to greater pressure and in order to urinate it is at that point necessary to exert greater ventral force. Urination becomes difficult and painful, in many cases.

The enlargement of the prostate gland is therefore characterized by a physiological, completely benign proliferation. In other words, it’s not a tumor. But even if it’s not a tumor, it’s a problem that cannot be ignored or underestimated, because the consequences can be very serious and very painful.

BPH: all symptoms

The prostate, in conditions of well-being and health, is the size of a small chestnut. When the prostate tissue begins to enlarge, its volume can even be 2-3 times higher. In practice it transforms from a chestnut to a large grapefruit.It is a pathology closely connected to natural aging, but it also depends on many other factors, such as family history, obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and physical inactivity.BPH gives rise to a remarkable array of unpleasant symptoms:

How to treat Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

There are many approaches. In many cases, many turn to pharmacological treatments that involve the use of alpha-antagonist drugs and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors. In other cases, however, we go directly to surgery which involves different approaches and methodologies: the resection endoscopic transurethral (or TURP) and the adenonectomy.Over time, however, alternative treatments (aquabeam and Rezum), non-invasive, have slowly established themselves, which do not involve the use of surgery and the partial or total removal of the prostate gland. This is the treatment all’Aquabeam and the Rezum that fight BPH effectively and lastingly.

Aquabeam: what it is and how it works

It is a treatment that substantially relieves the pain associated with benign prostatic hypertrophy. It is a cold water technology that greatly reduces the risk of consequences on normal sexual functions, preserving ejaculation since the thermal effect does not impact on the noble nervous structures.Born in America, in the prestigious Silicon Valley, it aims to make a common operation, such as prostate resection, in the case of hypertrophy, simple, fast and sophisticated. Sophisticated because it is able to preserve. the noble nervous structures responsible for ejaculation.The process mechanism is very simple. The procedure consists in superimposing the image displayed by the surgeon, with the instrumentation optics, with the image ultrasound at high resolution. This allows you to define the tissue resection margins and proceed in about 4 minutes to remove the affected tissue. Compared to the times of about 60-120 minutes of standard techniques, the Aquabeam technology makes the operation within reach even for those who have problems enduring anesthesia for long periods.

Aquabeam: all the advantages

It is a non-invasive treatment and those lucky enough to be able to use it find many advantages compared to standard surgery:
  • absence of surgical incisions
  • less surgery time (the procedure lasts only a few minutes)
  • absence of general anesthesia
  • ejaculation preservation
The treatment that combines real-time image acquisition techniques, robotics and water-jet ablation without the use of heat in a single process. The surgery is performed in the operating room, under general or spinal anesthesia. A revolutionary technique that has optimal and lasting results, improving the quality of life standards of patients.

Rezum: what it is and how it works

There are many approaches. In many cases, many turn to pharmacological treatments that involve the use of alpha-antagonist drugs and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors. In other cases, however, we go directly to surgery which involves different approaches and methodologies: the resection endoscopic transurethral (or TURP) and the adenonectomy.Over time, however, alternative treatments (aquabeam and Rezum), non-invasive, have slowly established themselves, which do not involve the use of surgery and the partial or total removal of the prostate gland. This is the treatment all’Aquabeam and the Rezum that fight BPH effectively and lastingly.

Rezum: all the advantages

The results begin to appear about a month after the operation. The advantages of this innovative technology are many:
  1. minimally invasive
  2. simplicity and speed of execution (the operation takes a few minutes)
  3. performed in a day hospital regimen with minimal sedation or anesthesia local
  4. quick return to normal daily activities
  5. reduction of symptoms and preservation of sexual function
Following the operation, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs are usually prescribed.
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    Florence | Matteotti Medical Group

    Viale Giacomo Matteotti, 42
    50132 – Florence (FI)
    Telephone: 055 570224

    Florence Castello | Villa Donatello

    Via Attilio Ragionieri, 101
    50019 – Sesto Fiorentino (FI)
    Telephone: 055 50975

    Prato | Studi Medici Life

    Viale della Repubblica, 141
    59100 – Prato (PO)
    Telephone: 0574 583501

    Milan | Columbus Clinic Center

    Via Michelangelo Buonarroti, 48
    20145 – Milan (MI)
    Telephone: 02 480801

    Dr. Andrea Cocci

    urologist and andrologist

    The decision to dedicate my professional life to urology and in particular to andrological and reconstructive surgery is the result of a deep passion for anatomy , the art of surgery and in general the diagnostic-therapeutic process which leads to the recovery of the patient. Oncological pathology, infertility, erectile dysfunction, penile diseases or simply prostate disorders irreparably afflict not only the individual but also the couple dimension.

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    Dr. Andrea Cocci
    Urologist e andrologist

    I am fully convinced that listening to the patient, understanding their needs, evaluating their expectations is the only way to establish a successful and satisfying therapeutic program for both the doctor and the patient.