Chronic Prostatitis

As many may know, the prostate is a small gland located below the bladder in males. It surrounds the urethra, produces a small amount of seminal fluid, and is important for keeping the pH balance of semen.

There is a condition known as chronic prostatitis, however, which involves inflammation of the prostate that lasts for at least 3 months. Prostatitis may be caused by a bacterial infection, but in some cases, the cause may just be unknown. 

There are two types of chronic prostatitis, which differ by the cause of the condition. The first is chronic bacterial prostatitis, which is caused by a bacterial infection. This type of prostatitis can affect men of any age but is typically seen more often in younger and middle-aged men. The second type is chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), which produces similar symptoms to the bacterial form of the condition, but its causes are unknown. CP/CPPS is the more common type of chronic prostatitis. When chronic prostatitis is caused by a bacterial infection, it can be treated with antibiotics; however, when the cause is unknown, it may be necessary to just treat the symptoms.

The symptoms of both forms of prostatitis usually start out mild and build in intensity. They include a constant urge to urinate; burning when urinating; difficulty starting to urinate followed by an uneven flow; blood in the urine; the feeling as if the bladder isn’t fully emptied after going to the bathroom; painful ejaculation; pain in lower back, lower abdomen, above the pubic area, as well as between the testicles and anus. Bacterial prostatitis may also be accompanied by fever or chills.

So how can men treat chronic prostatitis safely and effectively? In partnership with Cynosure, Avant Concierge Urology is proud to offer the ViaSure treatment option for men suffering from chronic prostatitis. Powered by SoftWave® technology, the ViaSure treatment is scientifically proven to increase blood flow and restore smooth muscle cells, effectively treating the underlying causes of vascular-related performance issues. What this often equates to is… no drugs, no surgery, and no downtime.

The ViaSure device utilizes a patented reflector design ensuring optimal, consistent coverage and depth of shockwave energy. Upon delivery, a cellular response is triggered activating the body’s natural healing process resulting in:

  • Angiogenesis – the formation of new blood vessels to increase blood flow into the penis*
  • The proliferation of smooth muscle cells to restore tissue elasticity*

*Via temporary increase in blood circulation and activation of connective tissue

ViaSure is a revolutionary new treatment that changes the game. With the ViaSure treatment, you can expect:

  • Quick, 15-minute in-office treatments
  • Consists of 4-6 sessions
  • Minimal to no pain experienced

Avant Concierge Urology loves having the freedom to bring the latest technology in a clinic setting for sensitive conditions such as chronic prostatitis. The ViaSure treatment is a comfortable, discrete, high-end option available for discerning clients. Avant consistently makes it our mission to utilize the latest and greatest in technology and innovation to deliver the best possible care for our patients. With advances such as ViaSure from Cynosure, we can treat the source, not just the symptoms.
To learn more about the ViaSure treatment option for chronic prostatitis, reach out to Avant Concierge Urology today to set up your appointment.