Baptist Health Floyd now offering Aquablation procedure to treat BPH

July 13, 2022

The Floyd Memorial Foundation helped make it possible with its financial support.

NEW ALBANY  – Baptist Health Floyd is now offering an advanced, minimally invasive treatment to help men who suffer from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), also known as an enlarged prostate.

Thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Floyd Memorial Foundation, the hospital recently purchased the Aquablation robot which is used for the procedure. Hal Rosenbaum, MD, with First Urology, performed the first two procedures at Baptist Health Floyd on June 27.

What makes the Aquablation procedure so unique is the surgeon uses waterjet technology, which reduces the risk for incontinence and sexual side effects that are associated with traditional BPH procedures.

Dr. Rosenbaum has been performing Aquablation therapy for three years.

“It’s a big win for Baptist Health Floyd,” he said.

The Floyd Memorial Foundation helped make it possible with its financial support.

“Floyd Memorial Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the medical and healthcare services provided by Baptist Health Floyd to best serve all members of the Southern Indiana community,” said Meredith Lambe, executive director of the Floyd Memorial Foundation. “The Foundation’s Board of Directors are pleased to allocate funding to support the purchase of the Aquablation robot to increase the procedures provided by the hospital and accommodate the needs of this patient population.”  

Floyd Memorial Foundation President Joe Glover said the board was “honored to participate in this project that will lead to much better long-term health outcomes for this patient population in our Southern Indiana region.”