Dr. Christopher Welty Discusses Hospital’s New Aquablation Therapy

Aug 22, 2022

San Ramon Regional Medical Center is one of the first in the area to offer a robot-assisted treatment for an enlarged prostate condition that is most common in men over 50 years old.

Aquablation therapy is aimed at providing urologists a new tool that offers increased precision and other benefits in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a non-cancerous condition in which the prostate enlarges and creates complications in the lower urinary tract.

"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."

According to SRRMC urologist Dr. Christopher Welty, the technology is new to the Bay Area, with only one or two other setups in hospitals throughout the East Bay. But while the technology is still newer than other treatment options, Welty noted that it has been around long enough for five-year follow-up data to be available.

To read more about the new technology and Dr. Welty’s interview on the topic, visit the Pleasanton Weekly’s website.

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