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Prolieve® Thermodilatation System

What is Prolieve® treatment?

Prolieve® is a minimally invasive day procedure that uses heat to treat Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH), the non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate.

Unlike traditional procedures where incisions need to be made, the single-session procedure uses a catheter to heat up the prostate, reducing enlarged tissues.

What happens before Prolieve® treatment?

No preparation is needed for the procedure.

What happens during Prolieve® treatment?

Your doctor will gently insert a catheter into your urethra after local anesthesia is applied. Once heat is turned on, it will be transmitted from a special antenna inside the catheter to the enlarged prostate tissue. A small balloon that is part of the catheter would inflate within the urethra, close to where the prostate is located. During the procedure, cool water will circulate inside the catheter. Temperature surrounding the treatment area will be monitored by the urologist via a computer throughout the procedure. If the temperature reaches 42°C, the system would automatically shut down to protect the urethra and rectum; preventing it from overheating.

What happens after Prolieve® treatment?

Patients are generally allowed to be discharged after the procedure is complete. An appointment would be arranged thereafter for a follow-up review with the urologist.

Should you feel unwell after the procedure, contact your urologist immediately or call our 24-HR Medical Urgency Clinic at 65) 6705 2999.

What are the benefits of Prolieve® treatment?

The benefits of the treatment include:

  • No incisions, clips or foreign bodies left in the urinary tract
  • Preserves sexual function
  • Allows return of normal urine flow
  • Alternative to medications and surgery with little to no downtime
  • Over 100,000 cases performed successfully in the U.S.

What are the risks of Prolieve® treatment?

BPH relapses are uncommon after treatment and side effects vary from one patient to another. After the procedure, some may experience bladder spasms, urethral irritations and temporary urinary retention. Minor side effects would resolve within two weeks to one month and require little to no medication.

For more information on Prolieve®, consult your doctor or our panel of specialists below. Alternatively, you could also send us an enquiry here.

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