So Many Men Have This Issue, and Nobody Wants To Talk About It
Dr. Dean Elterman, back left, has performed the first iTind procedures in Canada.
“It just seemed to make a lot of sense,” Mario said.
He made an appointment with the urologist to discuss the procedure only to back out at the last minute over concerns about possible side effects. So, the restless nights continued until some prompting from his wife, according to Mario.
“I backed away and then my wife said to me, ‘I hear you getting up so many times, you can’t keep doing this,’” he said.
Mario finally met with the urologist who determined he was a good candidate for the iTind procedure, given factors such as the size and shape of his prostate.
Treatment with the iTind procedure, which can be done in a doctor’s office, takes five to seven days and works by gently reshaping the prostate while the patient is at home. The iTind device’s three nitinol (nickel titanium alloy) struts gradually expand while the temporary implant is in place, creating channels through which urine can flow.
“I don't have any urgency at all like I did before,” Mario said.