Transurethral Microwave Therapy (also referred to as TUMT) is a treatment performed on a patient to ease urinary symptoms and complications resulting from blocked urine flow. Patients who are candidates for this BPH therapy procedure often feel a frequent ongoing need and/or urge to urinate. Many patients will have difficulty with their urine flow and will have difficulty starting urination.
Transurethral microwave therapy is an outpatient procedure and is often used to treat urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). During the TUMT procedure, a tiny microwave catheter is inserted through the end of the penis into the tube that carries urine from the bladder (urethra). Once inserted, microwave energy is delivered. Each dose of this microwave energy heats up and destroys the excess prostate tissue that blocks the flow of urine.
There are many BPH therapy procedures available to treat an enlarged prostate (and the symptoms associated with related incontinence). The TUMT procedure is one of several options. To determine the best treatment choice for you, your doctor will consider how severe your symptoms are, what other health problems you have, and the size and shape of your prostate.
Before a TUMT procedure can be prescribed, it is essential that a patient be given a series of tests to examine the size of the prostate and functionality of the urinary system.
Please contact the North Dallas Urology Associates for more information on enlarged prostate treatment and BPH therapy using Transurethral Microwave Therapy. To schedule an appointment at our Plano, Richardson and Frisco locations, call 972.612.8037. To schedule an appointment at our McKinney location, call 972.548.8195.