iTind presents a viable alternative to surgery for patients suffering from an enlarged prostate caused by BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). The iTind is placed in the area in which the prostate has blocked the urethra, causing BPH symptoms by obstructing the flow of urine.
The device is deployed in a very simple minimally invasive procedure at a urology clinic, an outpatient department, or in an operating theatre as decided by the urologist.
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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, While the device is left in your body for 5-7 days, your lifestyle will not be affected.
5-7 days after implantation the urologist will remove the iTind.
Expect a little discomfort (but no pain) and perhaps an urgent need to urinate for 24 hours after which no effects are normally felt.
How does iTind work?
The device starts working immediately after deployment by exerting pressure on the prostate urethra tissue from the inside, reshaping the prostatic urethra and helping clear the path for the flow of urine. The 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.
The Mail on Sunday had an article on BPH on 18 December 2016. Click here to read it.