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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia


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With one of the largest and most experienced urology teams in the region and the latest treatment capabilities, the Fox Chase-Temple Urologic Institute is a trusted leader in treating all types of urologic conditions. Our physicians are available to assist with diagnosing and treating benign prostatic hyperplasia, including seeing patients for whom other medical treatments have failed.

 

Why Fox Chase-Temple Urologic Institute for BPH?

The Fox Chase-Temple Urologic Institute is an innovative partnership between Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple Health, established to provide the Philadelphia area with top-of-the-line care for the most challenging urologic conditions. Our team includes more than 20 highly specialized urologists, including nationally and internationally recognized specialists.

We offer advanced treatment options for BPH, including:

  • Aquablation: A robotically assisted, incision-less procedure that involves using a pressurized, highly targeted jet of water to destroy excess prostate tissue.
  • UroLift: Tiny implants inserted through the urethra and used to lift the prostate away from the urethra to improve urinary function, without sexual side effects.
  • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP): A minimally invasive surgery in which a resectoscope is inserted through the urethra and used to cut away excess prostate tissue.
  • Prostatectomy: A surgical procedure in which part or all of the prostate is removed.

Aquablation Therapy for BPH

Fox Chase-Temple Urologic Institute is now offering an innovative treatment for BPH called Aquablation Therapy. This procedure offers a safe and effective solution for patients with lower urinary tract symptoms due to BPH. Aquablation offers real-time imaging, automated robotic technology, and precise waterjet technology to ablate prostate tissue.

 

Advantages of Aquablation Therapy

Precision Imaging: Aquablation therapy is the only procedure that combines a camera (cystoscope) with ultrasound imaging. This innovative approach grants the surgeon real-time visibility of the entire prostate, ensuring precise tissue removal while safeguarding critical areas controlling erectile and ejaculatory functions.

Heat-Free Waterjet: Utilizing a heat-free waterjet sets Aquablation therapy apart. Unlike procedures employing heat, this advanced technique minimizes the risk of damage to essential prostate components, ensuring better postoperative outcomes.

Minimal Complications: Clinical studies demonstrate a remarkably low rate of irreversible complications (incontinence, ejaculatory dysfunction, erectile dysfunction). Aquablation therapy’s minimally invasive nature and advanced technology contribute to this impressive safety profile.

 

Our Commitment to Physicians

Quality care involves more than just advanced diagnosis and treatment of a complex condition. It also requires timely and ongoing communication with referring physicians. At all times throughout the treatment process, you will be kept informed about your patient’s medical status.

 

Key Account Manager Service

The Fox Chase - Temple Urologic Institute is always available to assist you with the needs of patients requiring specialty services or advanced urologic care. Our Key Account Managers will promptly:

  • Eliminate access barriers to hospital services
  • Facilitate scheduling of complicated cases
  • Coordinate ongoing communication with physicians and staff
  • Distribute information about clinical trials and other opportunities to participate in research programs
  • Arrange physician-to-physician in-service lectures and clinical updates at your office
  • Resolve problems and answer questions efficiently and effectively

To easily refer a patient to the Fox Chase-Temple Urologic Institute, please contact one of our Key Account Managers at Temple (non-oncologic conditions) or Fox Chase (oncologic conditions).