Urological Surgeries & PRO NOX
Here at Uromedix, we see a variety of patients and we offer a variety of solutions to accommodate their urological medical issues. Not all patients require in-depth surgery and many urological problems can be solved with simple procedures or minor surgeries.
In these cases, we can usually treat these patients and perform the surgery in our office using topical numbing medications to reduce pain.
When patients have more severe urological problems, surgeries are conducted in a surgery center where the procedure is performed in an operating room. Because these procedures are more extensive, topical anesthesia is replaced with more traditional methods.
The Uromedix Way
When a patient needs to undergo treatment or surgery here at Uromedix, we are proud to say that we provide the PRO-NOX Nitrous Oxide Delivery System for patients. Commonly known as “Laughing Gas”, PRO-NOX helps those undergoing urological procedures relax and stay calm. The best part of all is that Laughing Gas or PRO NOX has been used for years and it doesn’t just help you stay calm.
PRO-NOX can also help:
- Reduce Pain
- Reduce Anxiety
- Reduce Discomfort
How PRO-NOX Works
PRO-NOX is a mixture of 50% nitrous oxide and 50% oxygen. This is a patient-controlled system that allows the patient to hold a breathing tube and self-administer the solution.
This also allows the patient to choose the amount of gas that he/she needs based on their own discomfort level.
Procedures that are done on-site are usually minimal and the patient is alert and able to talk throughout. PRO-NOX simply acts as a calming agent to help the patient relax and reduce pain. It is not meant to put them asleep or incapable of being alert. The effect of PRO-NOX is usually felt within seconds and it wears off pretty quickly so you don’t have to worry about the groggy feeling you get with different forms of anesthesia.
Benefits of PRO-NOX
In addition to being a preferred method by those wanting to avoid the drowsiness associated with most anesthesia’s PRO-NOX has many other benefits. We’ve listed them below:
Safe and Effective: PRO-NOX or Laughing Gas has been used for decades and has been known to be an effective form of pain relief and anxiety management. You can rest assured that you’ll be safe using PRO-NOX during and after your procedure.
Fast Acting: As we mentioned above, PRO-NOX acts fast. You don’t have to wait hours or even minutes for this form of relief to go into action. Seconds after using the handheld tube, you’ll find yourself calmer and more relaxed. This is especially beneficial for those who may be a little nervous about the procedure.
Non-Addictive: One of the best parts of using PRO-NOX is that you can have comfort knowing that it is non-addictive. Many anesthesias and pain management methods can cause patients to become dependent on them and this can lead to further issues. With PRO-NOX, the gas is administered quickly, and the effects wear off quickly as well, so the chances of addiction are minimal.
Uromedix is Here for You
If you are thinking about using PRO-NOX for your urological procedure, the team here at Uromedix has you covered. Give us a call today to learn more about PRO-NOX, what you can expect and how to prepare for your surgery!
To learn more about the PRO-NOX System, call the experts at Uromedix today at (305) 466-9111.