August 8, 2022 – With the acquisition of the AquaBeam Robotic System, Delray Medical Center becomes the first hospital to offer aquablation therapy in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Aquablation therapy is used for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
BPH, or an enlarged prostate, is a non-cancerous condition in which the prostate has grown to be larger than normal. One in 2 men ages 51 to 60 have BPH, and the incidence increases every decade of life. If left untreated, BPH can cause significant health problems, including irreversible bladder or kidney damage, bladder stones, and incontinence. Other BPH surgical treatments offer either a high degree of symptom relief with high rates of irreversible complications (such as incontinence, erectile dysfunction, or ejaculatory dysfunction) or low degree of symptom relief with low rates of irreversible complications.
Aquablation therapy is an advanced, minimally invasive treatment for BPH that uses the power of water delivered with robotic precision to provide best-in-class and long-lasting symptom relief with low rates of irreversible complications, regardless of prostate size or shape.
“Always on the forefront of healthcare innovation, we are proud to be the first in our area to offer men an advanced, minimally invasive therapy option for the treatment of BPH,” said Daniel Listi, CEO of Delray Medical Center. “Aquablation is an exciting new addition to our expanding urological program that can help improve our patients’ quality of life.”
Aquablation therapy is performed by the AquaBeam Robotic System, the first FDA-cleared, surgical robot utilizing automated tissue resection or the treatment of LUTS due to BPH. It combines real-time, multi-dimensional imaging, automated robotic technology, and heat-free waterjet ablation technology for targeted, controlled, and immediate removal of prostate tissue. Aquablation therapy is designed to offer predictable and reproducible outcomes, independent of prostate anatomy, prostate size, or surgeon experience.
In clinical studies, aquablation therapy has been shown to provide both best-in-class and durable symptom relief with low rates of irreversible complications.
For more information on aquablation therapy, and whether it might be right for you, please visit www.DelrayMedicalCtr.com.
About Delray Medical Center
For nearly 40 years, Delray Medical Center, part of the Palm Beach Health Network, is a 536-bed acute care hospital, has served the communities of South Palm Beach County. As both a community hospital and state-designated Level I Trauma Center located on a 42-acre medical plaza, Delray Medical Center has the ability to offer several specialized services including cardiac care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, neurosciences, emergency care, and more.
Delray Medical Center is a recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for four years in a row, a designation recognizing superior performance of hospitals preventing the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. The hospital is also a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 19 years in a row (2003-2022).
Delray Medical Center is a state-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center and received Get With The Guidelines award for advanced therapy for Thrombectomy. In addition, the hospital earned the Get With the Guidelines – American Heart/Stroke Association’s Gold Plus, Target Stroke Elite Plus, Target Stroke Advanced Therapy, and TT2 Diabetes Honor Roll Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke quality achievement awards in 2022. Delray Medical Center was also named by Healthgrades as a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 14 years in a row (2008-2022). Pinecrest Rehabilitation and Outpatient Hospital at Delray Medical Center is a CARF accredited rehabilitation unit, and the only state designated brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation program in Palm Beach County by the state of Florida, Department of Health. Delray Medical Center is also recognized as a high performing hospital in 2022, for the treatment of COPD by U.S. News and World Report. The hospital is also a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. For more information about our services, visit our website at www.delraymedicalctr.com.