The ProstaFix system provides a safe, effective and minimal pain solution to treat patients suffering from BPH. It is a catheter-based device that utilised what we call "Ionized Water based Tissue Ablation".
The treatment procedure begins when the catheter is inserted through the urethra and anchored with a balloon at the bladder. The device is connected to a battery-powered handheld power source and with a turn of the catheter handle four small electrodes are exposed, extending into the lobes of the prostate and delivering a low level direct current (DC) to targeted areas.
The delivery of energy induces water electrolysis and pH changes that ablate problem tissue, which in turn helps reduce urethra constriction and relieve BPH voiding symptoms. All this happens slowly and precisely with no heat developing and with very few, if any, side-effects.
It uses what we call "Ionized Water based Tissue Ablation"
When stopping the treatment the body buffers back the ph value of the tissue within a few minutes. Because the process is so gentle it has no side-effects. It does not burn, glue, heat, abrase any other than the necrotic tissue and hence also not cause injury to any nerves in the surrounding area.
Because the catheter itself is inserted via the urethra there is also no incision in any surrounding tissue or a need for a general or strong anesthetic. In just a few minutes following the intervention the patient can get back to work or any other activity.
The prostaFix device itself resembles a large electric toothbrush with a slim catheter tube attached. The catheter is made of a flexible polymer material to ensure patient comfort.
The handheld prostaFix device comes with a small, easy-to-use portable controller that features an LCD touch-screen. This displays both control settings and treatment information.