Prostate hyperthermia is a very gentle form of local hyperthermia applied under local anesthesia. The machine which directs heat to the prostate works with radiofrequency and is used only for this purpose.
How does Transurethral Prostate Hyperthermia work?
A heat probe or electrode is placed in a normal bladder catheter and then inserted into the urethra where it is positioned in the center of the prostate. The probe emits radiofrequency waves which are collected either by the hypertrophic tissue of BPH (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia) or the cancerous tissue of a prostate cancer. The heat development inside the prostate is controlled by computer. This elevated temperature causes thermic damage to the malignant tissue, which is destroyed effectively and replaced by healthy tissue. To be precise, with this method we not only destroy the malignant tumor cells in the prostate, but we also trigger an active specific immune response. Due to the temporary hormone therapy, we achieve a hormone growth inhibition of cancer cells outside of the prostate. Patients treated with this method experience a significant improvement in their urination and together with a specific hormone modulation and biological support program can have a very effective treatment with excellent long term results.
Which prostate diseases are treated with Transurethral Prostate Hyperthermia?
The Transurethral Prostate Hyperthermia is suitable for the treatment of:
- Prostate inflammations (like prostatitis)
- Benign Prostate enlargement or hyperplasia (BPH)
- Prostate Cancer