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Dr. James Young founded Prostate Evaluation Center (previously Urology Associates of Lake County) in 1982 to address the general urology needs of the area. Since then Dr Young has chosen to focus on men’s issues with their prostates as well as their erections. Diagnostic services available within the office include PSA and transrectal ultrasound to diagnose prostate cancer as well as urodynamics and cystoscopy to evaluate bladder problems.

 

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Breakthrough Treatment that Preserves Sexual Function Now Available for Men Suffering from BPH

An alternative to medications and more invasive treatment options, the Rezūm® System treats BPH in a minimally-invasive procedure that shrinks an enlarged prostate while preserving sexual function.

 

Maple Grove, Minn. – September 26, 2016 – Nearly 12 million men in the U.S. suffer from symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), an enlargement of the prostate that can cause issues such as frequent and weak urinary streams and sleep deprivation from getting up repeatedly during the night to urinate.

 

Since traditional BPH therapies such as daily medications and more invasive or surgical procedures often result in unwanted side effects and complications, more than 54 percent of men who would benefit from treating their BPH choose not to do anything.1

 

With today’s national introduction of the FDA-cleared Rezūm® System, NxThera provides urologists and their patients suffering from symptomatic BPH with a new, safe and effective minimally-invasive, office based treatment option which improves quality of life and preserves sexual function 2 – one of the main reasons many men choose to forego medications or more invasive procedures.

 

“Men suffering from BPH are constantly evaluating the trade-offs between maintaining their current declined quality of life or treating their BPH symptoms and possibly incurring long term side effects,” said Dr. Kia Michel, M.D., a urologist at Comprehensive Urology in Los Angeles who recently performed the procedure as part of a nationally televised segment on prostate health. “Of all the minimally-invasive BPH treatments I’ve performed, Rezūm is the most effective and most versatile treatment available to patients – and the results have been excellent.”

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“Since my Rezūm procedure, I’ve been free of having to know where the bathroom is right away; I don’t have to take pills; and I don’t have to pay for them,” said patient James Huber. “Rezūm really works beautifully and there have been no side effects. The end result has really been freedom. If you’re thinking about having the procedure, do it – it gives you freedom you never thought you would have again.”

Designed to be performed by urologists in an office based procedure, the Rezūm System uses the convective delivery of stored thermal energy in water vapor (steam) created with radio frequency current to treat the enlarged prostate tissue that can cause the bothersome symptoms such as urinary frequency and urgency, irregular or weak urinary flow, straining during urination, and getting up frequently at night to urinate. Rezūm can be performed using oral sedation and/or local anesthesia with minimal pain or discomfort. Published data from the Rezūm clinical studies reported clinically significant improvement in BPH symptoms within two weeks, with continued improvement out to three months, after which these symptom improvements have been consistent and durable, with no impairment of sexual function.

 

 

1 OUS BPH Market Analysis, Dymedex Consulting, 2012

2 1 McVary KT et al. Minimally Invasive Prostate Convective Water Vapor Energy (WAVE) Ablation: A Multicenter,

Randomized, Controlled Study for treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Secondary to Benign Prostatic

Hyperplasia. J Urol. 2015 Nov 22. pii: S0022-5347(15)05258-1. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2015.10.181.

 

 

“The quality of life for half of all men between the ages of 51 and 60, and more than 90 percent of men over age 80, has been negatively impacted by the symptoms of BPH,” said Bob Paulson, president and CEO of NxThera. “For men who don’t want to or cannot commit to life-long medical therapies or undergoing more invasive procedures to treat their BPH, our Rezūm System offers a safe, effective and durable BPH treatment option that preserves sexual function.”

 

Contact us today for more information about Rezūm.

 

 

 

About NxThera

NxThera pioneered its patented Convective Water Vapor Energy (WAVE)® technology platform to treat a variety of endourological conditions. The Rezūm System to treat BPH is NxThera’s first FDA-cleared and CE-Marked indication. The Rezūm System uses radiofrequency power to create thermal energy in the form of sterile water vapor, or steam, to convectively deliver targeted, precise treatments to ablate prostate tissue in a minimally invasive transurethral procedure with minimal discomfort, and demonstrated improvements in LUTS symptoms, urine flow, quality-of-life, and preserved sexual function. The Company is conducting advanced development and clinical research to potentially expand application of its Convective WAVE technology to include the targeted treatment of cancerous prostate tissue and kidney tumors. Founded in 2008, NxThera is located in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

The prostate is a walnut sized gland specific to men that manufactures a major portion of the ejaculate (semen). It is located just below the bladder and the urethra (water channel) goes right through it. Imagine the prostate gland being similar to a donut with the water channel analogous to the hole in the donut. The larger the donut, the smaller the hole in the donut. Similarly as the prostate enlarges (commonly known as BPH) the water channel becomes restricted slowing the flow of urine.

The bladder is basically a hollow muscle that functions to store urine, then compress and empty completely. As with other muscles, the bladder can become somewhat stronger as the prostate begins to enlarge. However as the prostate continues to grow the bladder can become irreversibly damaged without proper evaluation and treatment of the enlarging prostate.

Prostate cancer in early (potentially curable) stages generally has no symptoms. Therefore the Prostate Evaluation Center recommends an annual PSA blood test and prostate examination for most men beginning at age 50. However if you are African-American or have a close family relative with prostate cancer, annual screening should begin at age 40. Call the office of Prostate Evaluation Center and schedule an appointment with Dr. Young to examine your prostate and measure your PSA.

 What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in a man’s prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly.

Prostate cancer that is detected early — when it’s still confined to the prostate gland — has a better chance of successful treatment.

 What are the symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer may not cause signs or symptoms in its early stages. Prostate cancer that is more advanced may cause signs and symptoms such as:

  • Trouble urinating
  • Decreased force in the stream of urine
  • Blood in the urine
  • Blood in the semen
  • Swelling in the legs
  • Discomfort in the pelvic area
  • Bone pain

 What are the risk factors?

Factors that can increase your risk of prostate cancer include:

Older age. The risk of prostate cancer increases with age. Prostate cancer is most common in men older than 65.
African American. Black men have a greater risk of prostate cancer than do men of other races. In black men, prostate cancer is also more likely to be aggressive or advanced. It’s not clear why this is.
Family history of prostate cancer. If men in your family have had prostate cancer, your risk may be increased.
Obesity. Obese men diagnosed with prostate cancer may be more likely to have advanced disease that’s more difficult to treat.

 Testing and Diagnosis

Digital rectal exam (DRE). During a DRE, your doctor inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into your rectum to examine your prostate, which is adjacent to the rectum. If your doctor finds any abnormalities in the texture, shape or size of your gland, you may need more tests.

 

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. A blood sample is drawn from a vein in your arm and analyzed for PSA, a substance that’s naturally produced by your prostate gland. It’s normal for a small amount of PSA to be in your bloodstream. However, if a higher than normal level is found, it may be an indication of prostate infection, inflammation, enlargement or cancer.

What is Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (impotence) occurs when a man can no longer get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Having erection trouble from time to time isn’t necessarily a cause for concern. But if erectile dysfunction is an ongoing problem, it may cause stress, cause relationship problems or affect your self-confidence.

 Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction symptoms may include persistent:

  • Trouble getting an erection
  • Trouble keeping an erection
  • Reduced sexual desire

 Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Male sexual arousal is a complex process that involves the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction can result from a problem with any of these. Likewise, stress and mental health problems can cause or worsen erectile dysfunction. Sometimes a combination of physical and psychological issues causes erectile dysfunction. For instance, a minor physical problem that slows your sexual response may cause anxiety about maintaining an erection. The resulting anxiety can lead to or worsen erectile dysfunction.

 Physical causes of Erectile Dysfunction

In most cases, erectile dysfunction is caused by something physical. Common causes include:

  • Heart disease
  • Clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis)
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic syndrome, a condition involving increased blood pressure, high insulin levels, body fat around the waist and high cholesterol
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Low testosterone
  • Peyronie’s disease, development of scar tissue inside the penis
  • Certain prescription medications
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse
  • Treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate
  • Surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord

Sexual performance is important to all men, and at some time the equipment does not work as well as one would want it. Dr Young has extensive experience in evaluation and treatment of erectile dysfunction.  Whether the problem is a lack of male hormone (testosterone), also known as Low T, or a variety of other reasons successful treatment can be achieved in almost all patients.