What Happens During a Prolieve System Treatment

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While there are a variety of treatments directed at treating BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), the Prolieve treatment system is now quickly gaining attention due to its positive outcomes as well as its minimally invasive nature. Dr. Michael G. Wierschem and his team at Collin County Urology in Texas welcome BPH patients who would like to try Plano minimally invasive surgery for BPH like the Prolieve System Treatment.

Ideal Candidates
The ideal candidates for a Prolieve System Treatment are males with moderate to severe symptoms of BPH.

What to Expect
The 45-minute Prolieve System Treatment requires no anesthesia and generates the least amount of pain. The treatment begins with Dr. Wierschem inserting a catheter into the urethra. Heat will be transmitted to the enlarged prostate through a microwave energy transmitted from a special antenna.The heat is the primary component used in reducing the size of the enlarged prostate. To put the catheter in place, a tiny balloon will be inflated near the location of the enlarged prostate.

The system’s computer will monitor the temperature in the surrounding treated area via a rectal temperature monitor. The treatment system shuts off automatically by the time the temperature reaches 42ºC.

Visit Dr. Wierschem today in either of his Frisco or Plano clinics for a personal consultation regarding the Prolieve System Treatment. You can schedule your visit by calling (972) 403-5425 or by filling out this contact form.

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