Other surgical procedures include transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) also known as radiofrequency ablation, transurethral microwave therapy
(TUMT), laser treatments, and stenting of the urethra.
Background: Microwave therapy
is a minimal invasive procedure and has been employed in clinical practice for the treatment of various types of cancers.
Linsey drew our attention to a company called" Swift" that has pioneered a new microwave therapy
system that treats skin lesions such as verrucas.
Its additional qualities of low temperature coefficient of frequency, relative permittivity, and low electrical loss allow a range of medical applications, including microwave therapy
and medical imaging, to be addressed.
A study comprising results gathered for 10 years regarding microwave therapy
in scapular tumors has shown that in situ microwave therapy
for malignant tumors in the scapula can lead to reliable clinical effects and patient acceptability .
For more than a decade, men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or enlarged prostate) who don't benefit from medications or don't want surgery have had a minimally invasive option in transurethral microwave therapy
Reviewing the medical literature, the effect of microwave therapy
and other thermal therapies is the same or perhaps slightly better than medication.
Oesterling is also an authority on microwave therapy
, which uses microwave energy applied to the prostate gland transrectally and transurethrally to reduce enlargement.
In the interim, experts have developed a variety of minimally invasive treatments, each with its own acronym --TUMT (transurethral microwave therapy
), TUNA (transurethral needle ablation) and ILC (interstitial laser coagulation)--and all of which use focused energy sources to shrink the prostate.