TriStar StoneCrest First in Rutherford County to Offer Minimally Invasive, Robotic Treatment for Enlarged Prostate

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Dr. Alberic Rogman (left) and Dr. Grant Johnson (right) showing off the new, robotic technology which treats benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center is the first hospital in Rutherford County to offer Aquablation, a new, robotic therapy for the treatment of an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The advanced, minimally invasive technique provides long-lasting symptom improvement without compromising sexual function.

“This innovative procedure is changing the way we treat enlarged prostates,” said Dr. Grant Johnson, a urologist with TriStar StoneCrest. “Unlike traditional surgical treatments, the Aquablation therapy combines minimally invasive, robotic surgery with real-time ultrasound, allowing the surgeon to map a treatment plan and precisely target the areas of concern, while sparing surrounding tissue.”

Statistics show one in two men over the age of 50 have BPH, and the incidence increases every decade of life. BPH symptoms include frequent or urgent need to urinate, increased nighttime urination, difficulty starting urination, weak urine stream or a stream that stops and starts, or an inability to empty the bladder completely. If left untreated, BPH can cause significant health problems, including irreversible bladder or kidney damage, bladder stones and incontinence.

“Aquablation therapy uses multi-dimensional imaging to identify the exact treatment plan based on the patient’s specific anatomy,” said Dr. Alberic Rogman, a urologist with TriStar StoneCrest. “The robot executes the treatment plan by removing excess prostate tissue with a heat-free waterjet, eliminating the possibility of complications arising from thermal injury.”

For more information and a free physician referral, visit TriStarStoneCrest.com or call TriStar MedLine at 615-342-1919.

About TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center

StoneCrest Medical Center is a 119-bed facility located in North Rutherford County, Tenn. The TriStar Health hospital offers a full array of acute care services, including emergency care, general surgery, cardiology, obstetrics, including a level 2 NICU, intensive care, vascular, neurology, sleep, breast, urology, urogynecology, physical medicine, outpatient diagnostic service, podiatry, orthopedics, joint, spine, otorhinolaryngology, and cancer care through Sarah Cannon at TriStar StoneCrest. Recognized as a Joint Commission Top Performer in Key Quality Measures for four consecutive years, recipient of the Blue Distinction® Center for Knee and Hip Replacement and Blue Distinction® Center Plus for Spine Surgery, accredited Center of Excellence in Hernia Center by the Surgical Review Corporation, and accredited by the Joint Commission for Total Hip and Knee Replacement and Spine Surgery. TriStar StoneCrest maintains its commitment to be the center of excellence for a national leader in providing quality healthcare. The facility is also an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Certified Primary Stroke Center and recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Accreditation. For more information, visit TriStarStoneCrest.com.

About TriStar Health

TriStar Health is one of the largest and most comprehensive healthcare providers in the region, comprised of eleven hospitals, 21 imaging centers, 110 physician offices, five freestanding ERs, seven outpatient surgery centers, 18 CareNow® Urgent Care centers and ten medical parks. TriStar Health utilizes advances in clinical technology and innovative procedures while delivering high-quality care. The TriStar Health network had over 2.2 million encounters last year, including 377,824 ER visits, 97,583 inpatient admissions, and 7,560 babies delivered and provides $132 million annually in uncompensated care. The network is supported by over 1,400 physicians and 10,000 employees – including more than 4,000 nurses – who, above all else, are committed to the care and improvement of human life. TriStar Health is an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. Learn more at TriStarHealth.com.

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