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San Ramon Regional Medical Center Acquires New Technology for Enlarged Prostate Treatment

Jul 27, 2022
AquaBeam BioRobotic System

San Ramon, Calif. – July 27, 2022 – San Ramon Regional Medical Center is proud to now offer Aquablation therapy for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

BPH, or an enlarged prostate, is the most common prostate problem diagnosed in men over 50. This condition occurs because the prostate continues to grow as a man matures, potentially squeezing the urethra and affecting bladder control.

BPH can cause significant health problems if left untreated, including irreversible bladder or kidney damage, bladder stones, and incontinence. Many BPH surgical treatments often force men to trade-off between symptom relief and side effects, limiting patients to choose between either a high degree of symptom relief with high rates of irreversible complications (such as incontinence, erectile dysfunction, or ejaculatory dysfunction) or low degree of symptom relief with low rates of irreversible complications.

Aquablation therapy is a different type of treatment for BPH. It’s an advanced, minimally invasive treatment that uses the power of water delivered with robotic precision to provide long-lasting symptom relief with low rates of irreversible complications, regardless of prostate size or shape.

“We are proud to offer a solution for men with BPH that can provide relief without compromise,” said Ann Lucena, CEO of San Ramon Regional Medical Center. “Aquablation therapy is the next step in expanding our robotic surgical services and furthering our commitment to men’s health.”

SRRMC teamAquablation therapy is performed with the AquaBeam Robotic System, a surgical robot that utilizes automated tissue resection for the treatment of LUTS due to BPH. It combines real-time, multi-dimensional imaging, automated robotic technology, and heat-free waterjet ablation technology for targeted, controlled, and immediate removal of prostate tissue. Aquablation therapy offers predictable and reproducible outcomes, independent of prostate anatomy, prostate size, or surgeon experience.

Aquablation therapy is performed in a hospital and is done under anesthesia. The procedure typically takes less than an hour. To learn whether Aquablation therapy is right for you, it’s best to speak with your physician. To find a urologist near you, head to OurSanRamonHospital.com or call (855) 780-4263.