Rezūm is a minimally invasive alternative to BPH medications that relieves symptoms safely and effectively in an office or out-patient setting, with minimal side effects. The procedure is done during one visit, patients return to activities within a few days
Ultrasound and MRI are the two main types of imaging used to aid prostate cancer diagnosis, and the use of multipara metric 3T MRI presents a major advancement in prostate cancer detection and diagnosis because of its superior imaging ability over ultrasound alone. Fusion is a process that blends these technologies to create a detailed, 360° prostate map by merging previously captured MRI images with live TRUS images while the ultrasound wand is inserted. Only a very small number of U.S. urologists have the necessary knowledge, equipment and software to practice fusion imaging. Alaska Urology has trained specialists.
The daVinci® System has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide. With the daVinci® Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The daVinci® System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. As a result, daVinci® enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control. The daVinci® System represents the latest in surgical and robotics technologies. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the daVinci® System at all times. daVinci® technology translates your surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.
Alaska Urology is proud to offer SpaceOAR® Hydrogel, a new tool that is proven to protect prostate cancer patients from the negative effects of radiation therapy. Minimize side effects of radiation therapy and protect quality of life with SpaceOAR hydrogel.
Because of the close proximity of the prostate to the rectum, prostate radiation therapy typically results in some radiation hitting the rectum, which can sometimes cause side effects, such as pain during bowel movements, rectal urgency, bleeding or loose stools during or after radiation treatment. That’s why the rectum is called the Organ At Risk (OAR) during prostate radiation therapy.
SpaceOAR System reduces rectal injury in men receiving prostate cancer radiation therapy by acting as a spacer – separating the rectum away from the prostate and out of the high dose radiation region.