Patent Number: 7,089,064

Title: Therapeutic prostatic thermotherapy

Abstract: The present invention provides a method of treating a prostate in a patient in need thereof and a heating catheter, or an electromagnetic radiation applicator, system suitable for effecting the present inventive method. The present inventive method provides for substantial unexpected improvement in patient outcome by providing, inter alia, a preferred therapeutic temperature for thermotherapy of the prostate and a method of decreasing a patient's intolerance due to pain. The present inventive system provides for, inter alia, automatic implementation of the present inventive method.

Inventors: Manker; Charles F. (Lake Forest, IL), Perlmutter; Aaron P. (New York, NY), Schaefermeyer; Theron N. (North Salt Lake, UT), Sells; Dixie T. (Sandy, UT), Turner; Paul F. (North Salt Lake, UT)

Assignee: AMS Research Corporation

International Classification: A61F 2/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018