iTind Minimally Invasive Treatment for BPH in The Woodlands, TX
Miguel Mercado, M.D. is the first in The Woodlands to perform the iTind ™ procedure for the minimally invasive treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate. Dr. Mercado is very excited to be able to offer this new minimally invasive procedure to men who are suffering from the bothersome symptoms of BPH and are looking for a treatment option that is proven to not compromise sexual function. Call our urology clinic today at (281) 351-5174 to make an appointment.
Understanding Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is one of the most common diseases in aging men. According to the American Urological Association, 8 in 10 men will face the condition in their lifetime. BPH, also called prostate gland enlargement, can cause lower urinary tract symptoms.
The prostate is a small gland located below the neck of the bladder in the male reproductive system. Urine is carried from the bladder outside of the body via the urethra which runs through the prostate gland. A healthy prostate gland is about the same size and shape as a walnut. As men age, the prostate gland will often become enlarged. This process can cause the prostate to press against the urethra causing chronic lower urinary tract conditions, such as urine flow blockage, bladder, urinary tract, or kidney problems.
Common symptoms of BPH include:
- The frequent or urgent need to urinate
- Increased frequency of urination
- Weak urine stream or a stream that starts and stops
- Dribbling at the end of urination
- The inability to completely empty the bladder
iTind Reshaping BPH Treatment:
The iTind procedure reshapes the anatomy of the prostatic urethra, gently creating a wider opening for urine to flow freely, without burning or cutting out tissue, and without leaving behind a permanent implant. The treatment is straightforward, does not require overnight hospitalization, and has none of the side effects associated with prescription medication.
The iTind treatment is a simple procedure performed by a urologist either in the hospital or a clinic and the patient is sent home the same day. The device is placed in the prostatic urethra in a folded configuration and the patient is sent home. During the 5 to 7-day treatment, the iTind slowly expands and exerts gentle pressure at three precise points to widen the prostatic urethra opening through which urine can now flow. After 5 to 7 days, the device is completely removed in an office or clinic. Clinical trials demonstrate that the newly reshaped prostate will continue to provide long-lasting relief of BPH symptoms.
Benefits of the iTind procedure include:
- Rapid symptom relief
- Preserves sexual function
- Straightforward outpatient or office-based procedure
- No permanent implant
- Minimal downtime
- No need for catheter
- Durable results
Applications for iTind Minimally Invasive Treatment for BPH:
The iTind procedure is intended to treat men over the age of 50 for the rapid symptom relief to BPH patients seeking an alternative to prescription drugs and more invasive surgical procedures.
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Schedule an iTind Consultation in The Woodlands, TX
Don’t let BPH symptoms keep you from living your life. Dr. Miguel Mercado is the first in The Woodlands to offer iTind ™, a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of BPH. Make an appointment with Dr. Mercado today at (281) 351-5174 to learn more about this revolutionary procedure and understand your options for managing BPH symptoms.