5300 W. Plano Parkway 
Suite 200
Plano, TX 75093
Tel: 972-612-8037


4501 Medical Center Drive 
Suite 100
McKinney, TX 75069
Tel: 972.548.8195

Microwave (Targis)

The Targis microwave system by Urologix® is a non-surgical device developed to relieve symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (also referred to as BPH—a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland).  The one-hour procedure is typically performed by a urologist who inserts a flexible catheter into the urethra.  Within the catheter, a microwave exists which creates high temperatures in order to destroy the diseased over-grown prostrate tissue. While this procedure is occurring, at the same time, the catheter cools and protects the nearby healthy tissue in order to minimize complications and discomfort following the procedure.  The Targis treatment is done on an out-patient basis and does not require anesthesia.

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