The “Minimally Invasive” Paradigm – What You Need to Know Before You Buy!
Minimally invasive procedures can offer significant benefits to patient and clinician alike. The challenge is; simultaneously realizing the benefits of both the ‘least invasive’ and ‘most effective’ approaches which are often very different. Generally, less invasive procedures can have limited results and conversely the most effective procedures have traditionally been the more invasive.
The unique value proposition of the Pathfinder laser solution is that it represents the most effective least invasive alternative for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia currently available on the market. This is the ONLY minimally invasive alternative that accomplishes the treatment objective of the current gold standard or care; Trans- Urethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP), which is to remove redundant prostatic tissue, delivering short term and long term clinically proven results, hence the results of laser treatment mirror those considered to be the most effective.
Given the procedures can be performed in an office based environment, under local anesthetic, in a virtually bloodless field, with patients returning home same day, it represents the least invasive way to accomplish this treatment objective. Furthermore there is no risk associated with delayed tissue degeneration or implantable devices which may require removal at a future date. Consider the long term effect and alternatives of the ‘minimally invasive’ decision you make today. Ask yourself “will a future treatment be required and what does that imply relative to the decision you are making today?”
|In-office Laser||Medication||Implantable Devices||Needle Therapy||TURP|
|Short Term Relief||yes||Limited||yes||Limited||yes|
|Proven Long Term Result||yes||Limited||no||Limited||yes|
|Medium Lobe Treatment||yes||Limited||no||Limited||yes|
|Bladder Neck Treatment||yes||no||no||no||yes|
|Removal of Excess Tissue||yes||no||no||no||yes|
A final thought……minimally invasive should not mean “compromise”. While other minimally invasive alternatives temporarily offer symptom relief, the objective of laser BPH surgery is to target and eliminate the cause of the symptom.
The Pathfinder Office Based Laser BPH Solution. More Than Short Term Symptom Relief.
The Most Effective Least Invasive Alternative for the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) with Short & and Lasting, Clinically Proven Results.