ProACT Therapy for Incontinence in Oklahoma City

Prostate cancer is an increasingly common condition that most often affects men of age 65 or higher, though can be diagnosed at any point in a person’s life. More aggressive forms of prostate cancer typically require equally as aggressive forms of treatment, leading many men to undergo surgery to remove part of or all of their prostate.

While a prostatectomy or transurethral resection of the prostate is highly effective, the lack of a prostate gland can significantly affect the functionality of the bladder, which may lead to symptoms of stress urinary incontinence. Men who have struggled with stress urinary incontinence for several months following the removal of their prostate are often excellent candidates for a minimally invasive outpatient procedure known as ProACT.

The ProACT Therapy System

ProACT is comprised of two silicone balloons that are attached to a port via two thin tubes. The ProACT System is implanted by Dr. Ash Bowen during a brief, minimally-invasive procedure performed at an outpatient surgery center. Using two tiny incisions, Dr. Bowen will manipulate the balloons until they are in the proper position. Through the tubes and port system, fluid will be pumped into the balloons until they are filled to an appropriate level.

Patients will not be able to see or sense that the ProACT System is in place. This device does not require any sort of additional manipulation from the patient and should work completely on its own to provide pressure on the bladder that was previously performed by the prostate. This pressure is what allows for improved stimulation and response from the bladder to alert the organ when it is full of urine that needs to be released prior to any accidental leakage.

Follow-Up Care & Adjustments

Dr. Bowen will be sure to schedule a follow-up visit so that patients have an opportunity to review their results and discuss any potential changes to be made in regard to their ProACT Therapy System. If patients experience discomfort or dissatisfaction soon after their procedure, the balloons can be inflated or deflated to allow for a better fit. If needed, the device may also be removed if significant side effects or complications such as infection occur.

Schedule a ProACT Therapy Consultation in Oklahoma City

Please contact us to learn more about ProACT and this minimally invasive procedure for men who have survived prostate cancer. Dr. Bowen would be happy to review your case and determine if you may be an ideal fit for this new technology.

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