Pioneering prostate treatment: The Yorkshire Clinic is first in the north to offer ‘game changing’ therapy

A pioneering new prostate treatment being offered in Yorkshire has been described as a ‘game changer’ for the condition which affects 3 million men in the UK

Robotic Aquablation therapy uses robots to target water under pressure to remove tissue around an enlarged prostate – and this minimally invasive treatment is showing positive results without the side effects of other conventional treatments.

The Yorkshire Clinic, part of Ramsay Health Care, is the first hospital in the north to be able to offer the treatment to those with a benign enlarged prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia).

Consultant Urologist, Mr Omer Baldo, is one of seven experienced surgeons working to deliver this new service.

“Aquablation therapy is a game changer for patients with enlarged prostates. The utilisation of heat-free water power results in improved urinary symptoms while minimising side effects such as urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.”

Consultant Urologist Mr Omer Baldo

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is when the prostate has grown to be larger than normal – it’s not the same as prostate cancer.

Although it is not harmful, as the prostate grows, it can press on the urethra (the urine tract) making it difficult to pee and applying pressure on the bladder. This can cause bladder weakness and mean it doesn’t always empty – the end result can be many trips to the loo, and many sleepless nights!

If left untreated bladder and kidney function can be compromised over time, and some of the medications used to manage BPH symptoms can have side effects.

Conventional treatments for surgery on enlarged prostates can have some alarming side effects and can affect continence, erectile function and ejaculation.

The Yorkshire Clinic says: “Water ablation is probably less likely to cause side effects than other trans-urethral treatments of the prostrate.”

And according to the National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE) the possible advantages of the Aquablation procedure ‘include a reduction in resection time compared with other surgical methods, and the potential to preserve sexual function. The procedure is heat-free, which removes the risk of complications arising from thermal injury. (NICE IPG629)

Hospital Director at The Yorkshire Clinic, Deana Squire said:  “We are thrilled to announce the introduction of Aquablation Therapy at The Yorkshire Clinic to our complement of services. As the first Hospital in the North to offer this pioneering treatment it demonstrates our commitment to providing our patients with the most advanced and effective treatment options available."

Want to know more?

For more information contact the private patient team on 01274 965 979.

You can visit the Yorkshire Clinic Website here

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