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TPMG Urologists Receive Aquablation Certification for BPH

TPMG Urologists Receive Aquablation Certification for BPH

January 25, 2024


Newport News, Virginia – Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group is proud to announce that TPMG Urology — Newport News is among the first to offer Aquablation to the Hampton Roads community and surrounding communities. Aquablation is an advanced, minimally invasive therapy for men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The one-of-a-kind therapy utilizes the power of a heat-free water jet combined with ultrasound imaging to successfully remove excess prostate tissue.

“It can be performed on prostates of all shapes and sizes and uses real-time ultrasound imaging, giving the surgeon a higher degree of precision, while removing excess prostate tissue. All other surgeries only use a camera, which can limit the surgeon’s ability to see and poses a greater potential for error,” said TPMG urologist, Eric C. Darby, MD, FACS.

Advancing care for patients is paramount to TPMG urologists, Dr. Darby and Ifeanyi Ani, MD’s philosophy of care. The two are the only urologists within a 150-mile radius trained in this specific procedure.

Unlike traditional therapies, Aquablation is the only advanced, minimally invasive procedure that uses a heat-free water jet controlled by robotic technology to remove prostate tissue. According to clinical studies, Aquablation has a 0% impact on erectile function, sexual desire, and intercourse. Nearly all men with BPH preserve ejaculatory function, and 99% of men with BPH did not have incontinence after receiving Aquablation therapy.

“Aquablation is a groundbreaking technology that allows customizable BPH surgery utilizing fusion of dynamic ultrasound and endoscopy to perform athermal removal of obstructive prostate tissue in a very short time using robotic guidance. It is the next advancement in BPH surgery,” said Dr. Ani.

A prostate resection that once took two hours can now be completed in 30 minutes, cutting down on operating room time and minimizing human error. For more information on the benefits of Aquablation for men with BPH, visit:

TPMG Urology – Newport News

860 Omni Blvd. Ste. 107

Newport News, VA 23606

(757) 873-2562

Founded in 1992, Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG) includes more than 220 primary care, specialty physicians, and advanced practice clinicians in more than 85 locations throughout southeastern Virginia. TPMG’s mission is to deliver exceptional medical care to every patient, to improve the health outcomes of our communities, and to provide a premier work experience for our employees and physicians. The TPMG medical team includes expert physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, diagnostic staff, and non-clinical staff all working together to provide consistent, compassionate, high-quality medical care. Learn more at  

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