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Aquablation Therapy for BPH (Enlarged Prostate)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as an enlarged prostate, can diminish a person’s quality of life. It can manifest as urinary urgency and frequency, a slower stream, nightly awakenings to urinate, and the feeling of an incomplete bladder emptying. These symptoms can lead to stress and discomfort, affecting overall well-being.

If you have an enlarged prostate and frequent trips to the restroom are an unwelcome part of your life, there is hope. Hackensack Meridian Health offers a life-changing solution: aquablation therapy.

Research shows that 94% of men with BPH wished their doctors would have discussed aquablation therapy with them. Schedule an appointment to see if aquablation therapy is right for you.

What is Aquablation Therapy?

During aquablation therapy, there are no abdominal incisions. We access your prostate through the urethra while you're under anesthesia. The procedure typically takes less than an hour and may involve an overnight stay.

The surgical process includes:

Step 1: Tailored Surgical Map

Your prostate is as unique as you are. Aquablation therapy combines ultrasound imaging with a cystoscope, allowing our skilled surgeons to create a real-time map of your prostate. This map helps us identify which parts to remove and which to preserve, ensuring that we avoid irreversible complications.

Step 2: Precision in Tissue Removal

Once the surgical map is ready, a robotically-controlled waterjet precisely removes the outlined prostate tissue. This advanced technology minimizes human error, guaranteeing consistent and predictable results.

Aquablation Side Effects

Many men worry about any side effects associated with aquablation. Clinical study results show that:

  • Men who had aquablation therapy had a low rate of irreversible complications.
  • The therapy had a 0% impact on erectile function, orgasmic function, sexual desire, intercourse satisfaction, or overall sexual satisfaction.
  • Almost all men with BPH preserved ejaculatory function.
  • 99% of men did not experience incontinence. 

Why Choose Hackensack Meridian Health for Aquablation Therapy?

When you choose Hackensack Meridian Health for aquablation therapy, you get:

  • Pioneering innovation: We are the first hospital in northern New Jersey to offer this advanced, minimally invasive treatment. Our commitment to staying at the forefront of medical advancements ensures that you receive the latest and most effective care.
  • Expertise and precision: Hackensack University Medical Center has been ranked the #1 Urology Department in New Jersey for ten years in a row by U.S. News & World Report and is the only urology department in New Jersey that is nationally ranked.
  • Patient-centered care: At Hackensack Meridian Health, your well-being is our top priority. We tailor our approach to your unique needs, ensuring that you receive personalized care that addresses your concerns and enhances your quality of life.


Aquablation therapy for enlarged prostate is offered at two Hackensack Meridian Health locations:

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack,  NJ 07601

JFK University Medical Center
65 James Street
Edison,  NJ 08820

Our Doctors

Our award winning team of renowned surgeons, physicians, researchers and other health care specialists are able to provide you with exceptional urological expertise, advancements and cutting-edge technology to develop a highly- personalized plan for each and every one of our patients.

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