What is Transurethal Microwave Thermotherapy?
*TUMT *is a urology treatment that is used to treat lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prosthatic hyperplasia (BPH), otherwise known as an enlarged prostate. TUMT stands for *Transurethal Microwave Therapy*. It is a minimally invasive surgery that does not require anesthesia. It involves inserting a microwave antenna through the penis and into the urethra. The antenna will emit a small amount of microwave energy, which will destroy the excess prostate tissue. The urologists at Uromedix perform this procedure for men suffering from enlarged prostate in Aventura, Pembroke Pines and Hialeah, Florida.
An enlarged prostate can cause a number of problems for a man. It can result in urinary tract infections. An enlarged prostate can also cause urination problems. Additionally, men may feel as though they are never completely able to empty their bladder. If you feel you may have an enlarged prostate and would like a consultation with one of our urologists to schedule a PSA test, contact Uromedix today!
What To Expect in Your TUMT Procedure TUMT is a safe and minimally-invasive procedure that can be completed inside of a doctor's office. It is an outpatient procedure. Mild sedatives and local anesthetics are used during this procedure. It can be completed in just 30 minutes. This procedure can eliminate the need for surgeries or medications.
How To Prepare the TUMT
You will need to schedule an appointment with your doctor in order to determine whether this procedure is right for you. Your doctor will need to perform tests to check the functioning of your urinary system and determine the size of your prostate. Let your physician if you are taking any medication. Make sure that you arrange for someone to take you home after your procedure.