Optilume BPH Treatment in Boise

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition that affects many men as they age, with symptoms often beginning in their 50’s and 60’s. In Boise, patients seeking innovative, modern and minimally invasive options for BPH treatment have promising news with the introduction of the Optilume BPH Catheter System.

Dr. Austen Slade, a urologist in Boise with expertise in bladder health preservation, offers Optilume, a groundbreaking approach to alleviating the distressing symptoms of BPH while sparing sexual function. Let’s explore how Optilume works, its benefits, and why Dr. Slade's method could be your best choice for managing BPH effectively.

Understanding Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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BPH involves the enlargement of the prostate gland, which can squeeze or partly block the urethra (the passage from which you pee), causing significant urinary discomfort. These symptoms include increased frequency of urination, urgency, a weak urine stream, and a feeling of incomplete bladder emptying.

Such symptoms not only disrupt daily life but can also affect a person's quality of sleep and mental health. Optilume aims to address these issues directly, enhancing patients' quality of life through modern medical technology that is minimally invasive and highly effective.

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What is Optilume BPH Treatment from Dr. Slade

The Optilume BPH Catheter System is a significant advancement in BPH treatment. Approved by the FDA, this system uses a unique method involving a drug-coated balloon inserted into the urethra while under sedation or anesthesia. Under the guidance of a telescopic camera, the balloon is accurately placed in the prostate area.

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Upon expansion, it opens up the blocked urethra and delivers paclitaxel, a proven medication, directly to the prostate tissue. This treatment prevents the prostate lobes from narrowing again during the healing process, thus providing lasting relief from BPH symptoms without the need for surgery.

By preserving critical components of the prostate necessary for ejaculation, Optilume is unique as the only treatment for an enlarged prostate to not cause any reported ejaculatory or sexual dysfunction in clinical trials.

Why Choose Optilume BPH Treatment in Boise with Dr.Slade

Choosing the right treatment for BPH offers a significant boost to your overall well being, and Boise residents have the advantage of accessing this advanced therapy under the expertise of Dr. Austen Slade. As the only fellowship-trained urologist in Idaho specializing in BPH, and notably the first urologist in Idaho to perform the Optilume BPH treatment, Dr. Slade brings a wealth of knowledge and a patient-centered approach to care.

His extensive training and focus on bladder health preservation mean that patients receive not just treatment but a tailored solution that fits their specific health scenario. Moreover, Optilume BPH treatment boasts a quick recovery time, no impact on sexual function, and the highest flow rates reported in clinical studies among minimally invasive therapies.

Contact Boise Urologist Dr. Slade for Optilume BPH Treatment

As the first urologist in Idaho to offer the innovative Optilume BPH treatment, Dr. Austen Slade is ready to help you regain control and improve your quality of life. Schedule your consultation today to learn more about this minimally invasive treatment and discover if you are a candidate for Optilume. Contact Dr. Slade to make an appointment and start your journey toward a life free from BPH.

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