DuoThermia for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) in males is the simultaneous hyperthermia treatment of the prostate and bladder administered by a heated balloon in the prostatic urethra and free circulation of a heated saline in the bladder.
This simultaneous heating differs from currently emerging thermal-treatments for CP/CPPS that thermally treat the prostate only.
DuoThermia based on conductive-heat which is better controlled than other forms of energy.
Some more advantages of DuoThermia over the currently emerging thermal-treatments:
More non-ablative thermal-treatment to the pelvic organs due to the two sub-ablative heat sources (a single heat source to match the heat amount of DuoThermia would have to be ablative).
All pelvic locations where CP/CPPS symptoms prevalent: prostate, bladder and pelvic floor are thermally treated.
DuoThermia which thermally treats the prostate with a hot balloon in the prostatic urethra (like in WIT – see Prostatitis), and the bladder (and pelvic floor), has the promise to show better results than those achieved in the WIT study (and better than those achieved in TUMT – see Prostatitis).
Clinical experience with CP/CPPS patients treated with DuoThermia (45 minutes procedure, 44.50C in the prostatic urethra and in the bladder), showed very good symptoms relief with excellent patients' tolerance during and after procedures with no burn and no need for post-op catheter.