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What is Prolieve®

  • The physician will insert a catheter into your urethra.
  • When microwave energy is turned on, it will be transmitted from a special antenna inside the catheter to provide heat to your prostate.
  • The heat will reduce the enlarged tissue of your prostate.
  • A small balloon that is also part of the catheter will inflate within the section of the urethra close to where the prostate is located.
  • During the entire 45-minute procedure, water will be circulating inside the catheter through your urethra.