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Now Offering iTind Procedure for Novel BPH Treatment
A new minimally invasive way to reshape an enlarged prostate as an alternative to surgery, drugs and permanent implants
Atlantic Urology Clinics is now using the minimally invasive iTind™ procedure to treat the symptoms of enlarged prostate, which is a non-cancerous condition affecting most men during their lifetime.
Also known as BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), enlarged prostate affects approximately 50% of men between the ages of 51 and 60 and up to 90% of men over the age of 80. BPH symptoms include frequent urination with a sense of urgency and a weak urinary stream, which can include excessive urination at night. Suffered over time, these symptoms can have a negative impact on overall quality of life. With most men facing BPH in their lifetimes, there is a need for more minimally invasive treatment options beyond drugs, surgery, and permanently implanted devices.
The iTind procedure involves the temporary placement of a nitinol device that reshapes the prostatic urethra without burning or cutting out tissue, and without leaving behind a permanent implant. The device remains in place for five to seven days while the patient is at home, and clinical trials have proven that, upon removal, patients experience immediate relief of their symptoms without any effect on their sexual function.
The iTind procedure is indicated for men aged 50 and above. As with any medical procedure, implantation of the iTind device comes with the possibility of side effects, including pelvic discomfort, blood in urine, painful or urgent urination. In rare cases, the iTind device may cause urinary tract infection or a sudden difficulty to urinate.