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Piedmont Newnan Offers Innovative Treatment for Enlarged Prostate

Newnan, Ga. (November 15, 2023) – This October, Piedmont Newnan Hospital became the second hospital in the Piedmont system to perform Aquablation, an innovative, minimally-invasive surgical procedure to treat an enlarged prostate. Using traditional visual imaging as well as robotic technology, a surgeon controls a heat-free waterjet to remove problematic prostate tissue that is obstructing the bladder.

“Aquablation doesn’t require an incision and takes less than an hour to complete,” said Roger Chen, M.D., a urologist with Piedmont Physicians Newnan Urology who, along with Micah Blackmon, M.D., performs the procedure at Piedmont Newnan. “We’re able to operate with precision, tailoring to the patient’s anatomy, so there are fewer complications and a faster recovery time.”

Symptoms of an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, are frequent urination or difficulty emptying your bladder. Left untreated, an enlarged prostate can lead to urinary tract infections, bladder stones, and damage to the kidneys.

“Men with these symptoms are often concerned with side effects from surgery, specifically incontinence and sexual dysfunction,” said Dr. Chen. “Because we have two types of imaging being used in this procedure, we can see the entire prostate in real time and help prevent side effects. This procedure has a very low rate of irreversible complications and has been proven to provide years of relief from symptoms.”

For more information on Aquablation, call 770-400-4630  or visit

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