Is microwave therapy painful?

Abstract. Transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) can be painful. Pain sensation limits treatment tolerance and consequently also treatment efficacy. Of our population of patients treated with TUMT, 22% (63/288) needed intravenous analgesia and, nevertheless, 6% (17/288) needed definitive treatment interruption.

What is the difference between a TUMT and a TURP procedure?

TURP may be better in improving dysuria, urinary retention, urin flow and prostate problems (AUA and Madsen-Iversen score) than TUMT . TUMT may perform better than TURP on the outcomes retrograde ejaculation and blood in the urine.

How long does TUMT last?

Q: Is TUMT a permanent cure? Will it have to be repeated? A: Good responses appear to be durable for the 5 years of follow-up currently available. However, perhaps 15% of treated men will fail to respond to treatment, even in very experienced hands, and they will eventually require additional treatment.

What is microwave treatment?

Listen to pronunciation. (MY-kroh-WAYV THAYR-uh-pee) A type of treatment in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures to damage and kill cancer cells or to make cancer cells more sensitive to the effects of radiation and certain anticancer drugs. Also called microwave thermotherapy.

How many swift treatments will I need?

This depends on how you respond to treatment. Some resolve within three treatments but more may be needed particularly with large or multiple lesions. These can be from 14 days to over a month apart depending on progress. Your Podiatrist will discuss this with you.

What is microwave procedure?

Transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat urinary symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia. During the procedure, a small antenna is inserted into the tip of the penis through the urethra and threaded to the prostate.

How is TUMT performed?

Your doctor extends the antenna until it reaches the area of the urethra surrounded by the prostate. The antenna emits a dose of microwave energy that heats and destroys the excess prostate tissue that is blocking urine flow. TUMT is one of several minimally invasive treatment options for BPH .

Is microwave an ablation?

Microwave ablation (MWA) is a minimally-invasive treatment for cancer. MWA uses ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide placement of a needle-like probe into a tumor. MWA uses microwaves to heat and destroy the tumor. Doctors use MWA for the same indications as RFA.