Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) affects more than half of men aged 60 and above*. With this in mind, the urology team at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road (HKAH – SR) has recently introduced water vapor therapy as part of its services, offering a safe treatment option for patients seeking relief from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), such as frequent urination or increased frequency of urination.
*Information from the Centre for Health Protection (Hong Kong)
Water vapor therapy is a minimally invasive procedure where a special instrument is inserted through the urethra and releases water vapor throughout the targeted prostate tissue to remove excess tissue. Over time, the prostate will shrink, allowing the patient to gradually experience symptom relief and return to normal urination. The procedure is performed with light anesthesia and is relatively quick. Most patients are discharged within 24 hours of the procedure, and may experience symptom relief as soon as two weeks, with the best results often occurring within three months. Water vapor therapy is FDA-approved as a treatment for BPH. Interested patients should consult a urologist to determine their suitability for this treatment.
HKAH – SR’s urology team, comprising experienced doctors and attentive nurses, provides professional and personalized medical services. Our specialists are experienced in the treatment of urological conditions as well as minimally invasive urological surgery, the latter of which involves smaller incisions and a lower risk of complications, enabling patients to recover faster and with less pain and discomfort.