Just before Labor Day 2020, Jim was treated with a new temporarily implanted device called iTind™. The device stays in place for 5-7 days, and during that time, it reshapes the prostate by creating channels through which urine can flow.i
Jim says he was prepared for some discomfort during the time the implant was in place. “It was a bit uncomfortable for six days,” said Jim.
“My doctor was very helpful to me in managing the initial pain and swelling from the placement procedure. The main aggravation was the constant feeling that I needed to pee. But when the iTind™ insert was removed, there was rapid relief.”
The removal was an outpatient procedure done under local anesthesia that Jim describes as being “very simple and with little pain.”
Following the procedure, Jim said, “I was amazed at the velocity of my urinary flow. The velocity has gone down a little bit compared to the day the device was removed, but a year out, it’s still very good. I'm much better compared to before.”