SoracteLite is an innovative and micro- invasive treatment for BPH. It is a non- surgical procedure which, by exploiting laser energy, obtains a significant reduction in the volume of the prostate consequently freeing up the urethral channel from the compressive processes that obstruct normal urinary flow. This ensures a gradual resolution of symptoms and progressive improvement in the quality of life for the patient, who will urinate less frequently with a more powerful flow, while the number of night- time urinations is reduced or eliminated, and the risk of urinary tract infections decreases.
What is SoracteLite?
SoracteLite is an alternative treatment to surgery and other mini-invasive techniques that use a transurethral approach. It differs from these by the treatment methods (in-situ thermal ablation without tissue removal), absence of complications involving the urethra, reduced hospitalization (outpatient/office procedure), and rapid recovery of the patient (few hours after treatment).
How it Works
SoracteLite uses low power laser energy (typically 3 Watts) for few minutes: laser radiation is transmitted by means of optical fibers inserted percutaneously in the organ through extremely thin needles with a gauge of less than one millimeter. The portion of thermally treated tissue is naturally reabsorbed by the gland in the following weeks, resulting in a reduction in the prostate volume and the resolution of symptoms.
Treatment effectiveness is demonstrated by the resolution of symptoms and an improvement in the quality of life of the patients treated. The monitoring of the patients has shown that the SoracteLite treatment is beneficial in just a few days and that the improvement is stable over time.
Advantages of SoracteLite
Type of approach: SoracteLite is the only treatment that uses a transperineal approach, with the insertionof very thin needles to reach the area to be treated, thus avoiding traumatic interactions with the last section of the urinary tract (urethra and bladder) and the complications often associated with the transurethral approach.
No prostate tissue removal: laser energy is applied directly inside the prostate, causing a coagulation of the tissue which, beingnaturally reabsorbed by the gland, causes a volumetric reduction, thus preserving its anatomy and functionality.
Non-surgical treatment: it drastically reduces the complications related to surgery such as bleeding, infections, impotence andretrograde ejaculation, and it also makes it possible to treat patients suffering from coagulation disorders who are on anticoagulanttherapy that cannot be suspended or modified.
No general or loco-regional (spinal) anesthesia: the SoracteLite treatment is performed under local anesthesia, thus avoiding the risks associated with anesthetic procedures.
SoracteLite is an innovative treatment rapidly expanding in the USA and abroad. SoracteLite is often compared to other treatments using laser technology (and that are better-known as they have been on the market for several years), such as green laser, thulium orholmium laser. These are all treatments which, unlike SoracteLite, involve an invasive and destructive surgical approach to the organ.
Contact a BPH Specialist
The skilled doctors at the Vantage Urologic Institute are leaders in BPH treatment. If you are interested in learning more about your treatment options, please call for a consultation today,(352) 861-2115.