TAMPA, Fla., — (June 30, 2021) Tarpon Springs, Fla. - AdventHealth North Pinellas is the first and only hospital on the Gulf Coast of Florida to use an autonomous robotic tool that treats men with enlarged prostates, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Aquablation therapy, the minimally invasive FDA-approved procedure, is designed to improve the quality of life for men and reduce their risks of urinary tract complications. Nearly 40-million men in the United States have BPH, however, only 12 million get treated. If untreated, BPH can lead to significant health problems including, kidney damage, bladder stones, and urinary tract infections.
“Aquablation therapy allows us to elevate care for our patients and provide long-lasting symptom relief for them,” said Dr. Amar Raval, Urologist at AdventHealth North Pinellas. “It’s important for those we serve to know that AdventHealth North Pinellas is committed to investing in the most innovative technology that leads to the best care possible.”
The Aquablation procedure takes about one hour and requires an overnight hospital stay. James Patchett was one of the first patients to be treated with the new therapy.
“Since the procedure, the pain and discomfort I was feeling have lessened. I’ve been able to get on my feet and enjoy the activities I had trouble with before,” said James Patchett. “I felt better knowing this new piece of technology was available at AdventHealth North Pinellas and that my doctor could use it to treat the problem and help improve my quality of life.”
AdventHealth North Pinellas is committed to offering advanced care to patients. The hospital has once again maintained safety as a top priority and earned a Leapfrog “A” grade from the prestigious Leapfrog Group, and most recently achieved a 5-star CMS rating, the highest rating possible for hospital quality.
About AdventHealth North Pinellas
AdventHealth North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a 168-bed, full-service hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, emergency medicine, orthopedics, and spine care, wound healing, sleep medicine, women’s care, and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. AdventHealth North Pinellas has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, and The Leapfrog Group, for excellence in providing quality patient care. AdventHealth North Pinellas serves both the Pinellas and Pasco communities of West Central Florida. For more information, visit www.AdventHealthNorthPinellas.com.
About AdventHealth West Florida Division
The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists, and researchers using leading-edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth NorthPinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as five freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Brandon ER, AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER, AdventHealth TimberRidge ER, and AdventHealth Westchase ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy, home care, mobile mammography, and more. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit AdventHealth.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealth, and for West Florida Division, click here.