Men’s Health at Confraternität Private Hospital
In addition to the urinary system diseases, urology also covers the field of male genital organs. Scientific progress over the recent years has led to a significant improvement in diagnostics and treatment of urological tumors. Today, many malignant diseases can be diagnosed and successfully treated at an early stage. This applies primarily to renal cell cancer, bladder cancer, and prostate cancer.
Furthermore, functional disorders, such as urinary incontinence or urination problems as a result of prostate hyperplasia can also be treated by use of minimally invasive surgery techniques in the Urology Department and the Urodynamics and Incontinence Center at Confraternität Private Hospital.
The Center for Andrology and Male Diseases focuses on prostate diseases and male sexual disorders. In addition, another important objective of the Center is family planning, i.e. the desire of patients with fertility disorders to have children, as well as male birth control methods.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
A new method for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia at the Confraternität Private Hospital
Every third man in Austria suffers from benign enlargement of the prostate, which is also often referred to as benign prostatic hyperplasia. Sometimes, patients experience such symptoms as frequent urination, bladder dysfunction, and inflammation. These are just some of the symptoms that always require examination of a urologist. If drug therapy is ineffective for alleviating the symptoms, surgery should be considered.
Prostatic artery embolization is a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia. A catheter is introduced into the prostatic artery under radiological control. Then the thinnest microcatheter is introduced into the arteries that provide blood supply to the prostate. Through a microcatheter, tiny embolizing particles are injected into the prostatic arterial vessels and block them. As a result, the organ is naturally reduced in size. It is important to note that the procedure is absolutely painless, the patient remains conscious all the time. If the patient feels well, he can leave the hospital on the following day. Complications are extremely rare.
Teamwork between the urologist and the radiologist is of utmost importance, not only during surgery but also throughout the entire treatment period.
"The established interdisciplinary team shows that Confraternität Private Hospital employs internationally recognized experts who strive for innovation and high quality of medical services," – says the Medical Director of the Confraternität Private Hospital, University Prof. Dr. Johannes Drach.
The team of Prof. Margreiter and Prof. Wolf has already successfully treated hundreds of men using this new approach. Professor Lothar Wicke, radiologist, was one of the patients who trusted the experts and was satisfied with the result:
"As a doctor, I know how important it is to receive the best diagnostic options, the correct treatment, and follow-up care. I can say with confidence that embolization of prostatic arteries significantly improves men's life.”
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