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Lasting Relief Without Compromise

For benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), treatment often means compromising. It could mean a difficult choice between symptom relief and side effects — not to mention a long recovery, limited treatment effectiveness and even disruption to sexual health.

Aquablation therapy is changing all of that. At our UChicago Medicine AdventHealth, our Bolingbrook hospital is among the first in Chicagoland to offer this advanced, minimally invasive treatment to help more men in our community get back to leading fulfilling lives. Discover how Aquablation of the prostate, a one-of-a-kind procedure, can help you feel like yourself again.

What to Know About Aquablation of the Prostate

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  • Question: Is Aquablation therapy right for you?

    Aquablation is an option for most men with enlarged prostates. It wouldn’t be recommended for men with prostate cancer or a number of bladder conditions.
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    We’re happy to discuss whether Aquablation therapy would be a good fit for you. Our urologists will work with you to understand your condition and see if you’re a candidate for Aquablation.

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  • Question: What are the side effects of Aquablation therapy?


    Many men delay BPH surgery because they are concerned about side effects. They may worry that surgery will cause incontinence or are concerned that surgery will permanently impact their sexual function.

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    In clinical studies, however, men who underwent Aquablation therapy had a very low rate of permanent complications like incontinence, ejaculatory dysfunction and erectile dysfunction.

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  • Question: How does Aquablation therapy work?


    Aquablation is a resective surgical procedure, meaning that it removes part of the prostate tissue. It's an incision-less procedure that accesses the prostate through the urethra and uses room-temperature water and computer-guided technology to remove a precise amount of prostate tissue.

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    Aquablation therapy is performed in our hospital under anesthesia. The procedure usually takes less than an hour and involves an overnight stay.

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  • Question: What is Aquablation therapy?

    Aquablation’s name combines “aqua,” or water, with “ablation,” the surgical removal of tissue. Aquablation therapy is a robotic-assisted and minimally invasive surgical procedure to provide long-lasting relief from BPH. It’s precise, consistent and predictable, providing long-term relief, no matter the size of your prostate.

Answering Your Questions About Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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  • Question: Defining benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the term for an enlarged prostate. It’s called benign because it’s not cancerous. For many men, an enlarged prostate is a normal part of aging. This process starts around age 40, and by the time they turn 60, about half of men have this condition. Many of these men aren’t even aware it’s happening, and for them, treatment may not be necessary.
  • Question: What are the symptoms?


    The symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia can be uncomfortable, including:

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    • Dribbling of urine
    • Frequent urge to urinate
    • Need to get up many times during the night to urinate
    • Painful ejaculation
    • Pain or burning urination
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  • Question: What treatment options are available?


    The most minimally invasive treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia is Aquablation therapy, which offers many men lasting relief.

    Treatments that are more invasive and require longer recovery include using surgery or lasers to remove problematic prostate tissue. These traditional treatments include transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), greenlight laser or microwave thermotherapy.

The Benefits of Aquablation
With Dr. Boniquit

Christopher Boniquit, MD, discusses benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, and the new minimally invasive Aquablation therapy. Our UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Bolingbrook hospital is among the first in Chicago to offer this treatment to help more men in our community get back to leading fulfilling lives.

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Specialized BPH Care From Leading Urologists

Our experienced urologists understand that BPH affects more than just your physical health. Count on us to get you back to whole health with advanced solutions like Aquablation while easing your mind, too.