Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) can cause severe impact to daily life. Fortunately, with the advance of technology, there are more treatment options for BPH patients. Prolieve® was introduced to Hong Kong in recent years which can relieve BPH symptoms effectively and reduce the effects caused by treatment.

Prolieve® was invented 10 years ago for men with moderate to severe BPH symptoms, whom prostate size is within 80g. It is a transurethral microwave thermotherapy device that uses a special balloon catheter which will be inflated to open up the urethra, as well as microwave energy to heat and destroy enlarged prostatic tissue. The inflated balloon will cause the tissue to expand and remain open after the treatment. For safety, the temperature surrounding the treatment area will be monitored at a maximum rectal temperature of 42°C during the entire procedure.

Over 70% of patients experienced improvement of BPH symptoms after the treatment and over 90% of patients leave without a catheter. The bleeding is milder than surgical procedure and most patients are able to resume their normal activities shortly.

Over 70% of patients experienced improvement of BPH symptoms after the treatment and over 90% of patients leave without a catheter. The bleeding is milder than surgical procedure and most patients are able to resume their normal activities shortly.

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Author: Info Health