San Ramon Regional Medical Center is early adopter of Aquablation therapy for those suffering from enlarged prostate

San Ramon Regional Medical Center is offering Aquablation therapy for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The facility is one of the area’s earliest adopters of this minimally invasive, robotic-assisted treatment for enlarged prostate.

BPH, or an enlarged prostate, is a common prostate problem diagnosed in men over 50. If left untreated, the condition can cause significant health problems, including irreversible bladder or kidney damage, bladder stones and incontinence.

Unlike some other BPH surgical treatments that limit patients to choose between symptom relief or the possibility of irreversible complications, Aquablation therapy 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.

Aquablation 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.

“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.”