1 Recommendations

1 Recommendations

1.1 The evidence on transurethral water jet ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia raises no major safety concerns. The evidence on efficacy is limited in quantity. Therefore, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent, and audit or research. Find out what special arrangements mean on the NICE interventional procedures guidance page.

1.2 Clinicians wishing to do transurethral water jet ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia should:

1.3 The procedure should only be done by clinicians who have been trained in the technique.

1.4 NICE encourages further research into transurethral water jet ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia and may update the guidance on publication of further evidence. Further research should report long-term follow‑up and include reintervention rates.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)