During the procedure, your surgeon will reach the prostate by inserting a thin, tube-like instrument (resectoscope) through the urethra. A small camera with an illuminating light attached to the resectoscope allows the surgeon to see a magnified view of the prostate. An electrode at the tip of the resectoscope is passed along the enlarged prostatic tissue, removing obstructing tissue. The prostate is virtually “carved out”, gaining space for normal urination and reducing symptoms.
With Plasma Therapy, a device known as the Plasma-OvalButton gently vaporizes the enlarged prostate tissue. The surgeon uses a unique hovering technique, that way there is virtually no direct contact between the device and the prostate tissue. Plasma energy also coagulates the healthy tissue, and leaves behind a smooth surface.
With the innovation of Plasma technology, your physician now has a superior level of precision and control to make your procedure as effective and as safe as possible.
Plasma procedures are safe, have long-lasting results, and are proven to be one of the most effective procedures to treat BPH.
What are the risks?
Every medical treatment may have side effects. The same is true for Plasma Therapy. The potential side effects are: blood in the urine, cramping in the bladder or an urgent need to urinate, frequent urination or burning sensation. Please contact your doctor immediately if: you see large amounts of blood in your urine, you have a temperature in excess of 101° F, or if you experience chills or shaking. The risk for serious complications depends on your medical condition and age, as well as the experience of the surgeon.