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iTind – A Minimally Invasive Treatment for BPH

iTind (Temporarily Implanted Nitinol Device) is a minimally invasive therapy that utilizes a temporary device to gently reshape the urethra, widening the opening so urine can flow freely. After 5 to 7 days, the device is completely removed, resulting in rapid symptom relief. The in-office treatment is straightforward, does not require overnight hospitalization, and has none of the side effects associated with prescription medication. Recovery is fast and after the device is removed, most people go back to their normal active lifestyle in a day or two.

 

Chesapeake Urology physician, Sankar Kausik, MD, was the first in Maryland to utilize the innovative treatment in early 2022. 

How iTind Works

Your urologist will place the iTind device in your prostate, using a cystoscope. Over the next 5-7 days, the device reshapes your prostate improving
urine flow. At the end of the treatment period, iTind is completely removed. You’ll go home without the need for a catheter and you should see results right away.

 

Benefits of iTind

  • Clinical studies have shown that iTind preserves sexual function. This is a unique benefit of iTind compared to surgery and prescription drugs.*
  • Rapid symptom relief
  • Return to your normal life fast
  • Simple, straightforward in-office procedure
  • Opens urethra without surgery
  • Temporary implant, removed after only 5 to 7 days
  • Specifically designed to be a catheter-free procedure*

What are the Side Effects of the iTind Procedure?

The potential side effects are:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Difficult or an urgent need to urinate
  • Frequent urination or burning sensation
  • Urinary tract infection
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Sankar Kausik MD, was the first urologist in Maryland to perform the iTind procedure in men with BPH in January 2022.

He says, “The iTind is a novel, clinically proven therapy for men suffering from symptoms of an enlarged prostate. The removable implant gently opens the obstruction in the prostate without cutting or heat or the need to leave behind a permanent implant. There are also no sexual side effects compared to traditional prostate surgery or even medications.”

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