1.1 Transurethral water-jet ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) may be used if standard arrangements are in place for clinical governance, consent and audit. Find out what standard arrangements mean on the NICE interventional procedures guidance page.
1.2 For auditing the outcomes of this procedure, the main efficacy and safety outcomes identified in this guidance (see sections 3.2 and 3.3) can be entered into NICE's interventional procedure outcomes audit tool (for use at local discretion).
Why the committee made these recommendations
There is a lot of good quality evidence that the procedure improves lower urinary tract symptoms caused by BPH and is safe enough to use with standard arrangements.