In 1997 Urologix submitted and gained approval from the FDA for their treatment method of Cooled ThermoTherapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia. This non-surgical method is innovative and has changed the way your urologist can now treat your benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This procedure is done in one single office visit non-surgically and as an outpatient. Who would rather go to a hospital to have it surgically repaired and then spend a day or two in the hospital for recovery when you can be home after a few hours with Cooled ThermoTherapy from Urologix? As with any procedure check with your urologist first to see if Cooled ThermoTherapy is an option for you.
Cooled ThermoTherapyTM is available by prescription only. This therapy is not for everyone. Talk to your physician to see if Cooled ThermoTherapy is right for you.
Most medical procedures may have side effects. Possible side effects for Cooled ThermoTherapy include blood in urine, clots in urine, painful or difficult urination, thickened bladder muscle, rectal irritation, temporary inability to control urination, brief inability to achieve or maintain an erection and the inability to discharge semen in orgasm thus should be considered by men who wish to have further offspring. A small risk of urethral stricture may result requiring further intervention. Patients may experience discomfort during the procedure that may require the use of analgesics or sedatives. Patients may be catheterized for a 2 to 5 day period following the treatment.
For more complete information about the benefits and risks associated with Cooled ThermoTherapy please refer to the Instructions for Use found on our website at www.cooledthermotherapy.com or call us at 1.800.475.1403.
1 Data taken from the CTC Advance® Instructions for Use, 250348 Rev B 12/08.