This procedure is an outpatient surgery with no incisions, without an overnight hospital stay, often without requiring the patient to go home with a catheter. Ablation is a less aggressive treatment option, where only areas within the Prostate having cancer cells are treated. The main goal of TSPA is eradicating tumors within the Prostate and avoiding damage to sensitive surrounding tissues, thus preserving patients quality of life.
The device for the TSPA is the Encage RF bipolar device. It has an inner electrode and an external coiled electrode. The heat effect starts in the inner electrode and propagates towards the external coil, until the tissue within the limits of the cage is totally destroyed. The outer coil generates a Faraday Cage effect preventing destruction to spread beyond the limits of the cage.
TSPA can be a good option to younger patients, patients with less aggressive types of Prostate Cancer and to those unable or unwilling to undergo more invasive prostate surgery.
Clinical studies demonstrated excellent cancer control and virtually no adverse side-effects. TSPA is available in the US on a Concierge basis in a limited number of centers.
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