ProAct for Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence
ProACT Therapy offers an effective treatment option for post-prostatectomy incontinence as an alternative to implantation of an artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) or sling. Median time to regain continence after radical prostatectomy is three months. If a patient still leaks after 12 months, consider ProACT therapy.
Benefits of ProACT therapy include:
- Minimally invasive
- Outpatient Hospital or Ambulatory Surgery Center implant procedure
- Silicone balloon offers long-term durable prosthetic implant
- Non-surgical, post-operative adjustability via subcutaneous port
- No fixation sutures or anchors required
- Can be removed in an office setting
The ProACT device consists of two adjustable balloon implants placed via perineal approach bilaterally in a periurethral position at the bladder neck or at the apex of the prostatic remnant. The implant procedure is minimally invasive and may be performed with general or local anesthesia.
Titanium ports attached via tubing to each balloon are placed in the scrotum, allowing for transcutaneous, post-operative volume adjustment. Increasing the balloon volumes will increase coaptation of the urethra and lift the bladder neck, to improve continence. Adjustments can continue to be made to best meet the needs of the patient.