Plasma Vaporization

Plasma Vaporization

The PlasmaButton represents the forefront of innovation for the minimally invasive surgical treatment of BPH.

PlasmaButton™ vaporization is a completely new surgical option that is now available to doctors for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It is an innovative advancement to a conventional TURP in which prostate tissue is removed more gently using low temperature plasma energy. This device is not for use in treating prostate cancer.

As opposed to the conventional TURP, this new procedure does not cut and shave off tissue with a loop or burn it away with a laser, but gently vaporizes the tissue with a small button-shaped electrode. Using low-voltage energy, a plasma field is created that coats the half-spherical shaped button. Tissue in contact with this plasma field is vaporized. The surgeon uses a unique hovering technique so there is virtually no direct contact needed between the Button and tissue. This advanced Button not only vaporizes the enlarged tissue, it also coagulates the remaining healthy tissue and leaves behind a smooth surface. Bleeding during and after surgery can be minimized from the start encouraging a rapid healing process.

Bipolar PlasmaButton

Clinical Benefits:

  • Virtually bloodless vaporization of the prostate
  • Short catheterization time
  • Shorter procedure time
  • Reduced risk of obturator nerve stimulation
  • No risk of hyponatremia
  • Minimal charring / thermal spread
  • Less bleeding (has been demonstrated in high ablation rate in patients on anti-coagulants).
 

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