ProACT Adjustable Continence Therapy for Men in Fort Worth, TX

About the ProACT Therapy

The ProACT™ Adjustable Continence Therapy for Men is a minimally invasive surgical treatment option for men
who have stress incontinence as a result of radical prostatectomy or transurethral resection of the prostate.
The procedure to place the ProACT balloons is approximately 30 minutes in duration. Once the ProACT device is
implanted, the device can be tailored to the patient’s individual needs during following office visits. After the implant,
urination will occur normally without manual manipulation at any time.

ProACT Balloons

Each ProACT implant consists of a medical-grade silicone balloon and titanium filling port connected by tubing. The balloons are implanted on either side of the bladder neck and the port is placed under the skin of the scrotum to be easily accessible by a urologist for adjustments. The ports are approximately the size of a No. 2 pencil eraser and placed in a discreet location unnoticeable by others.

How does the ProACT Therapy work?

The prostate provides support to the bladder by restricting the flow of urine through two valves. After prostate surgery, the valves that prevent the flow of urine during times of strain may have been damaged or removed.

The ProACT balloons are implanted where the prostate was removed to help replace the support it provided. The devices support the bladder by providing pressure that keeps the bladder outlet closed during moments of physical activity.

What makes this therapy adjustable?

Adjustments to the balloons may begin four to six weeks after balloon placement. At an adjustment visit in the office, the urologist will place a small needle through the skin into the port to adjust the size of the balloons. Patients typically experience optimal results after 3-4 adjustment visits.

Advantages of the ProACT Therapy

Easily adjustable to meet continence needs.
• Allows for natural urination without the need to activate or deactivate a pump.
• Placed in a minimally invasive procedure involving only two small incisions.
• Long-term treatment option for incontinence.
• Covered by Medicare.
Potential risks associated with this procedure can include injury to the bladder or urethra during the implantation procedure, movement of the devices from their intended location, damage to the tissue of the bladder or the urethra caused by the device, or infection.

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