Minimally Invasive Surgical Therapies (MIST)

Dr Christopher Love specialises in treatment for Enlarged Prostate (BPH) including Minimally Invasive Surgical Therapies (MIST).

Why are there Minimally Invasive Surgical Therapies (MIST)?

Some of the treatments for enlarged prostates have been around many years, like TURP and can cause unwanted side-effects. And medications are not very beneficial, need to be taken long-term and also can cause side-effects.

The most common and, often distressing side-effects of these treatments can be sexual dysfunction, commonly backward (retrograde) ejaculation, sometimes reduction in erection strength or orgasm enjoyment, or loss of libido (sex drive).

Because of this there has been pressure to develop newer, minimally invasive prostate treatments, that minimise the chances of developing those problems, but still help the urinary symptoms caused by the enlarged prostate.

Whilst there are a number of different treatments available, and they all are different in how well they work, how long it takes to get over the procedure, and the side-effects caused by the treatments, Prostatic Water Vapour Therapy, and PUL prostatic tethers are the newest, and both show great promise as minimally-invasive treatments with good efficacy and a very low risk of side-effects.

Most patients begin to experience symptom relief in as soon as two weeks and maximum benefit will occur within 3 months.

Find out more about the Minimally Invasive Therapies (MIST) offered by Dr Love:

Prostatic Water Vapour Therapy

Prostatic Water Vapour Therapy

Prostatic water vapour therapy: Prostatic uses the natural energy stored in water vapour (steam.) During each 9 second treatment, sterile water vapour is released within the targeted enlarged prostate tissue. When the steam turns back into water, within the prostate, all the stored energy is released, heating that area of the prostate and causing the surrounding prostate tissue to die. Over time the body's natural healing response removes the dead prostate tissue, therefore shrinking the prostate, so that the urethra will open and BPH symptoms will improve.
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Prostatic Urethral Lift

Prostatic Urethral Lift

PUL prostatic tethers: Prostatic Urethral Lift works by holding the enlarged prostate open, without removing any prostate tissue, so that the prostate does not restrict the bladder outflow as much. UroLift is made up of a delivery device and permanent implants, which are small tethers (like “staples”) that are inserted via a quick telescopic operation...
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Dr Love also continues to offer more traditional precedures for treating Enlarged Prostates (BPH). 

We are here to help

Dr Love and his team understand that you may be feeling nervous, anxious or embarrassed about your symptoms or condition. We want you to know that you deserve to get the treatment you need and that you can go on to live a fulfilling and satisfying life. It’s never too late.

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You can call our expert team confidentially and ask any questions you may have about your symptoms, condition, treatment options and the best way forward. No obligation.

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You can request an appointment with Dr Love by calling 1800 375 683 or or completing the contact form on this page. You do not need a referral from your GP, but this may assist with the cost of the consultation.

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Concerned about Erectile Dysfunction? Have a free, confidential chat with our specialist ED nurse, Gill, and find out more about your treatment options.

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