What is Proact?
The ProACT therapy consists of two small, adjustable silicone balloons connected with tubing to a port. During a minimally invasive outpatient procedure , the balloons are surgically placed in the area where your prostate was removed or resected. The fluid-filled balloons provide pressure and support at the bladder neck which protects against accidental leaking of urine that can occur during a sneeze, cough, or physical activity. You will still be able to urinate as usual using bladder effort.
The complete ProACT system is implanted and once implanted, no one but you will know it is there. While other devices would require surgery for an adjustment, ProACT can be adjusted during a brief office visit to better match your individual needs . Your doctor can inflate, deflate, or remove the device if necessary. There is no need for you to manipulate the device at any time.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT PROACT
The potential risks with the ProACT implant procedure are similar to those for other surgical treatments for stress urinary incontinence. If an infection occurs at the implant site, it can be treated with antibiotics. If a more serious side effect occurs (e.g., perforation, migration, erosion), ProACT can be completely removed in an office setting. See the ProACT Patient Brochure for comprehensive ProACT risk and benefit information.
Your doctor is your best source for further information on the risks and benefits of ProACT.