iTIND information for Patients

Your urologist may recommend iTIND (Temporarily Inserted Nitinol Device) as a good alternative to surgery if you suffer from an enlarged prostate caused by BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia).

The iTIND is placed in the area in the urethra under the prostate which is causing the flow of urine to be obstructed.

The device is deployed in a very simple minimally invasive procedure in a clinic, outpatients department or operating theatre as decided by the urologist. iTIND insertion takes just 5 minutes, after which you can go home. There are no catheters, no bleeding and you are able to go back to your normal activities right away.
For the first 24 hours you will be conscious of the device in place (this is not painful), and you may have an urgent need to urinate. After 24 hours you will not be aware of the device.

After 5 days you return to the clinic for the device to be removed. This takes about 5 minutes.

How does iTIND work?

The device starts working immediately after deployment by exerting pressure on the prostate urethral tissue from the inside, reshaping the prostatic urethra and helping clear the path for the flow of urine. A great advantage of the device is that it was designed to leave your sperm ducts intact, which reduces the chance of any sexual dysfunction (predominantly retrograde ejaculation).

After 5-7 days in the body, the device is removed in a quick process that takes just minutes. You will notice that your BPH symptoms have significantly decreased. Results will continue to improve over the course of 3 months, and you will enjoy them well into the future.