iTind – Reshaping BPH Treatment iTind - Reshaping BPH Treatment

iTind - Reshaping BPH Treatment

iTind is a clinically-proven treatment that relieves lower urinary tract symptoms due to an enlarged prostate, or BPH.

  • Duration:
    15-20 minutes
  • Sessions:
    1 session

The procedure

The iTind is clinically proven to alleviate lower urinary tract symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, also known as BPH. The procedure entails reshaping the prostatic urethra’s structure and gently widening the opening for unrestricted urine flow without burning or excising tissue or leaving any permanent implants.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) — also called prostate gland enlargement — is a common condition as men get older. Recent analysis shows that 50% of men will be affected by BPH by the time they turn 60.

iTind is designed to:

  • Gently reshape the urethra
  • Widen the opening through which urine can flow
  • Decrease frequency of urination
  • Preserve sexual function

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HOW DOES iTind WORK?

The iTind treatment is a new and minimally invasive procedure that can be completed in 5 to 7 days with immediate results. The treatment involves the insertion of a miniature camera into the urethra to place the iTind device in the prostatic urethra. During the 5 to 7-day treatment, it slowly expands and exerts gentle pressure at three precise points to widen the opening through which urine flows. Patients may resume normal activities during this time, with some reporting pressure around the perineum and increased urgency and frequency of urinating. After 5 to 7 days, the device is removed using a flexible silicone catheter. There is no need for a catheter during the treatment, and overnight hospitalization is not required.

Benefits

The benefits for men include reducing the long list of symptoms that accompany BPH. iTind goes beyond the physical improvements it can have for the body – Better quality of life and preserved sexual function contributes to emotional well-being and self-confidence.

The possible benefits of iTind treatment include the following:

  • More functional, uninterrupted flow of urine from the bladder
  • Preserve sexual function
  • The ability to stop BPH medications with unwanted side effects
  • Symptom relief
  • Fast recovery
  • Safe and quick treatment in a private setting
  • Long-term effectiveness

Risks

The iTind treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is generally considered safe and well-tolerated, with low risks of serious complications. Patients may experience mild to moderate pain or discomfort during or after the iTind treatment. In rare cases, the device may move or shift out of position, requiring additional intervention or removal.

Some patients may experience mild bleeding or blood in the urine during or after the iTind treatment, which usually resolves within a few days. There is a small risk of developing a urinary tract infection (UTI). Risks are reduced when administered by a properly trained specialist at Steinberg Urology.

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iTind – Reshaping BPH Treatment CAN BE ONE OF THE EFFICIENT TOOLS TO DIAGNOSE THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS

Condition

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

PROCEDURE INFO

Men receive iTind treatment at our established clinic in Montreal. The iTind implant is inserted through the urethra to widen the opening through which urine flows. The device slowly expands over 5-7 days, after which patients return to the clinic to have the device removed.

Dr. Steinberg and his team accompany patients throughout the entire in-office procedure. Men may feel minor discomfort during treatment. Local or oral sedation will provide patients with the most comfortable experience possible.

1-2 hours may be spent in office, with actual treatment time lasting 15-20 minutes.

Patients can resume normal activities within a few days after the procedure. During the 5 to 7 days that the iTind device is in place, patients may experience some mild discomfort or side effects.

The most common side effects are reported during the 5 to 7 days that the iTind device is in place. These include pressure around the perineum, increased urgency and frequency of urinating, and light bleeding or burning when urinating. These symptoms usually resolve on their own within a few days after the device is removed.

Men start to experience symptom relief right after the removal of the device. Symptoms typically continue to improve over the following 6 to 12 weeks.

FAQ

What is Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)?

BPH is a benign enlargement of the prostate gland in men. Symptoms may include frequent urination (including waking up at night several times to urinate), difficulty urinating, or feeling as though the bladder is not empty.

Does the procedure cause pain?

The level of discomfort during the iTind treatment may vary, but generally, most patients report only mild to moderate discomfort while the device is in place.

Are there any contraindications for the iTind treatment?

If you have had prior surgical treatment on your prostate or have a large median lobe, you may not be eligible for the procedure. You should discuss your medical history with your doctor to determine if the iTind treatment is a suitable option for you.

How many iTind treatments do I need?

Most patients require only one treatment. iTind treatment provides significant and sustained relief of BPH symptoms for up to 12 months after removing the device, with a low risk of recurrence.

Will the iTind treatment affect sexual function?

The placement of the iTind device is designed to avoid damage to the sperm ducts or sphincters, which helps to minimize the risk of sexual dysfunction. Clinical studies have shown that sexual function is generally preserved among patients who have undergone the iTind treatment.

Who is a good candidate for iTind treatment?

iTind is an excellent treatment for men with enlarged prostate or BPH. It is ideal for patients who no longer want to experience the symptoms of BPH or whose symptoms impede their lifestyle. It is also a suitable procedure for men who don’t wish to take medications for BPH and are willing to undergo a minimally invasive treatment.

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