Does a robotic aquablation require anesthesia and a hospital stay? add

Yes. Typically this is performed under general anesthesia. At Pazona MD Urology we perform the procedure at TriStar Centennial Hospital in Nashville, TN. You will spend one night in the hospital to receive bladder irrigation. This prevents blood clots from forming which can block your catheter from draining urine.

Will I go home with a catheter? add

Yes. A urinary catheter is left in place for 3-7 days to minimize bleeding and trips to the ER. We will remove it in one of our 3 offices.

When should I consider treatments beyond medication for BPH? add

Maximal medication therapy will fail 1 out of 3 men by five years. This means that symptoms will continue to progress despite using medications. This does not include men who suffer with medication side effects. If you’re tired of taking a BPH medication, because it doesn’t work or the side effects or bothersome, then you should consider surgery for BPH.

Will I have pain after robotic aquablation surgery? add

One of the amazing things about aquablation therapy is that patients experience little to no pain. Certainly some men are bothered by the urinary catheter that’s left in place for a few days. Outside of the catheter, it’s a relatively painless procedure.

How long does it take to recover from aquablation therapy? add

The main restriction is to not lift more than 10 pounds in each arm for two weeks. This is to minimize the risk of bleeding as the prostate heals. You can go to work, drive if you’re pain-free and perform most day-to-day activities. Sexual activity should be avoided for 2-4 weeks due to discomfort.

How do I choose between a Urolift, a robotic aquablation, or one of the other BPH surgeries? add

There are over ten BPH surgeries currently being performed by urologists. This should tell you that no one option is the best for all patients. That’s why at Pazona MD Urology we are here to guide you to the best choice for you. Urolift can be done as an outpatient without a catheter, but you compromise on the results. Aquablation requires an overnight stay in the hospital with a catheter, but you will have better long-lasting results.

When is robotic aquablation preferred for BPH? add

Aquablation therapy may be the better option for you if:

  • Your BPH symptoms are moderate to severe
  • You can no longer urinate on your own and have to use a catheter
  • Your prostate is very enlarged (>100 g).
  • You are experiencing other complications of BPH, including kidney failure, infections, bleeding and stones.