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The TUNA Procedure

Prostiva® RF therapy, also known as transurethral needle ablation or TUNA, is a safe, effective, nonsurgical, in-office treatment that provides long-term relief from BPH symptoms and urinary obstruction without the side effects, risks and high costs of invasive surgery. TUNA delivers precisely targeted low-level radio frequency (RF) energy that uses heat to ablate or eliminate excess prostate tissue. After treatment, prostate tissue shrinks and allows you to urinate more normally. The treatment typically results in a significant improvement in the frequency of daytime and nighttime urination, your sense of urgency to urinate and weak urine flow.

Benefits

Since TUNA is a minimally invasive procedure, it does not require general anesthesia and you may enjoy a return to normal activities within a few days of treatment, with steady urinary symptom improvement for 8 to 10 weeks. TUNA is proven safe, and effective with durable results and a low rate of side effects.

Prostiva® RF therapy is usually completed in less than 30 minutes. You will receive medication to help you relax and local anesthesia to help you remain comfortable throughout treatment. We will design a customized treatment plan for your prostate depending on its size and condition. After treatment, you will be able to go home. Expect to wear a temporary catheter for a few days to allow your prostate time to heal. Arrange to have someone drive you home after the treatment.

Every procedure has benefits and risks. For complete information about the benefits and risks associated with TUNA therapy, discuss this treatment option with your urologist. Your BPH symptoms may not improve immediately after treatment, but your body will actively heal itself over the 8 to 10 weeks following treatment. Your body will gradually reabsorb the tissue treated with Prostiva® RF therapy, the pressure on your urethra will decrease, and your BPH symptoms will diminish.

Call us today to start your journey to better health! Call 732-826-0059 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. We welcome patients from Edison, Woodbridge, New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, Linden and neighboring cities and towns.

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