Want a minimally invasive solution with a fast recovery?

Find a urologist that specialises in advanced BPH treatments7,8 to Reclaim Your Quality of Life1–6

When oral medications fail, you don’t need to put up with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or an enlarged prostate) limiting your life or stopping you sleeping.7,8

Options beyond pills include laser therapy such as photoselective vaporisation of the prostate or PVP, other minimally invasive surgical options or invasive surgery. These advanced solutions are more effective, have fewer side effects, and can help you reclaim your quality of life.1–8

Feeling anxious
or apprehensive about
taking the next step?

It’s perfectly normal to be apprehensive
about the prospect of having surgery.9

A reassuring fact

Many men in Australia have had successful surgical treatment for their enlarged prostate that has enabled them to Reclaim Their Quality of Life.1–6

Finding the right urologist with access to advanced treatments for BPH can help you get the answers you need. He or she will help you better understand the treatment options available, allowing you to select the option that’s right for you.

Jon worked with his urologist and chose advanced laser therapy (PVP)

“Right after the procedure I couldn’t believe how comfortable I was. I was back at my desk in the office the next day with no discomfort, like I had had nothing done except that I had all this relief”*

 

Worried about being out of action for too long?

Advanced technology could have the answer 2–4,8,10,11

Recovery from some surgical treatments can be quicker than you might expect, with some procedures offering a short hospital stay.2–4,8,10,11

To find out more, explore the treatment options below and find a urologist that specialises in advanced BPH treatments7,8 to Reclaim Your Quality of Life1–6

BPH treatment options

A urologist who specialises in advanced treatment for BPH may discuss the following treatment options with you.

PVP or photoselective vaporisation of the prostate

PVP is a minimally invasive technique in the treatment of BPH. The advanced laser technology is used to vaporise excess prostate tissues to help give more control over urination.1,12

Why choose PVP laser therapy?

This advanced therapy delivers faster recovery,2,3,8,10–12 less bleeding3,13 and fewer serious adverse events2,3,8,10 compared to traditional surgery. This can help you reclaim your quality of life.1–6

Dr. David Robbins, Urologist

“Right away they’re experiencing increased urinary flow. They’re waking up less at night. They’re having less urgency and frequency of urination. And overall, just their quality of life has improved”*

Overall satisfaction with pvp or photoselective vaporisation of the prostate was very high, with most saying they would recommend the treatment to others 10

94% of men who had PVP laser therapy to treat their BPH were satisfied with the treatment 11

PVP, or photoselective vaporisation of the prostate: the facts

A urologist will introduce a camera into the urethra, which allows them to visualise the prostate from the inside. They insert a small fibre through the camera, and the fibre introduces a laser.

The laser heats up the prostate tissue and causes the tissue to vaporise, this removes all the excess tissue, which allows the prostate channel to open up so the urine can flow through better. This technique is minimally invasive and requires a short hospital stay.2–4,8,10–12

Compared with traditional surgical options, PVP is associated with:

  • Significantly less chance of severe blood loss10
  • A significantly shorter hospital stay2–4,8,10–12
  • Shorter catheterisation times4,10
  • Less bleeding3,13
  • Comparable risks and outcomes2,4–7,10,11

Furthermore, PVP can be used if you are:

  • Taking blood thinners6
  • In urinary retention14
  • Have a large prostate (>100 ml)14
  • Have an implanted pacemaker, defibrillator, or neurostimulator15

 

Every surgical procedure may have complications. The most common risks and complications of PVP include:12

  • Haematuria – blood in the urine
  • Irritation of the bladder – results in frequent and/or urgent need to urinate
  • Irritation of the urethra – frequent urination, burning sensation
  • Retrograde ejaculation – semen during sexual climax travels backward to the bladder rather than exiting through the penis

Find a urologist that specialises in advanced BPH treatments7,8 to Reclaim Your Quality of Life1–6

Other minimally invasive surgery

Minimally invasive surgery options include:12

  • In addition to photoselective vaporisation of the prostate, or PVP, other systems remove enlarged prostate tissue through the use of high-energy lasers

 

Invasive surgery

Invasive surgery options include:12

  • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
    • This procedure involves use of a heated wire to cut tissue from the prostate and is an invasive method commonly used to treat an enlarged prostate
  • Open prostatectomy
    • This procedure involves removal of the inner part of the prostate through an incision made in the abdomen

Find a urologist that specialises in advanced BPH treatments7,8to Reclaim Your Quality of Life1–6

 

This site is intended for Australian residents only. For more information, contact a urologist, your primary doctor or other healthcare professional.

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