The Latest in Minimally Invasive TreatmentResearchers and manufacturers have been busy developing minimally invasive technologies to treat urological disorders. The physicians at Urology Clinics of North Texas are dedicated to offering the latest in minimally invasive treatment. There is a wide range of technologies available today, ranging from fairly simple to highly sophisticated. Procedures using microwave, radio frequency energy, lasers, electrovaporization, and even hot water have surfaced as FDA approves alternative methods to the norm.
Urology Clinics of North Texas physicians use the following technologies:
The GreenLight Laser is a minimally invasive alternative to the more traditional transurethral resection (TURP) for an enlarged prostate. An enlarged prostate (aka BPH or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) affects many men and can cause urinary frequency, urgency, weak stream, straining, and excessive nighttime urination.
A transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided prostate biopsy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of prostate cancer. This is generally indicated for patients with an elevated Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) or an abnormal rectal exam. It is performed in an office-based setting using local anesthesia.
Radiation is a form of cancer treatment that uses externally generated energy rays to target and kill cancer cells. This therapy works by destroying the DNA in cells it targets and leads to cancer cell death. Many forms of cancer can be treated with radiation especially prostate cancer.
Many major surgeries are being performed with the use of “robots” in operating rooms. Robotic assisted surgery is not truly a robot in the sense it does not function on its own. It is a form of laparoscopic surgery performed with the use of small instruments placed through tiny incisions.
UroLift is a cutting-edge technology for the minimally invasive treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is a condition where a man’s prostate enlarges over time obstructing the flow of urine. Symptoms can include a combination of weak stream, straining, frequency, urgency, and frequent nighttime voiding.