Bedford Regional Urology

Bedford Regional Urology offers men a more sanitary, effective and safer prostate cancer screening option: Transperineal Prostate Biopsy (TPB). In contrast to the traditional transrectal needle biopsy approach, TPB helps patients avoid exposure to rectal bacteria (many of which are now multi-drug resistant) and related septic complications.

Why Transperineal Prostate Biopsy?

  • Transperineal Prostate Biopsy offers a theoretically lower false-negative rate, similar to improved diagnostic accuracy, and the possibility of more accurate staging than transrectal biopsy. In addition, TPB is the superior choice for many men with benefits including:
  • Reduction in infection rates (less than 1%)
  • Can be completed in-office with the comfort of local anesthetic
  • Decreased risk of sepsis (a severe, life-threatening infection related to exposure of rectal bacteria)
  • Improved sampling of anterior prostate area

About Prostate Cancer

One in Nine Men Will be Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer In Their Lifetime.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men and the second leading cause of death for men in the United States. It often occurs with few to no symptoms. When symptoms are present, they are often dismissed or attributed to benign prostate enlargement and other, less fatal conditions.

When caught early, prostate cancer is highly treatable. Most health authorities recommend that all men aged 55-69, as well as those with specific risk factors, be screened for prostate cancer every two years.

How Is Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Performed?

Early detection of prostate cancer offers the best chance of successful treatment. Transperineal Prostate Biopsy offers an innovative treatment option that can effectively diagnose early prostate cancer so that it can be treated with the least impact on your lifestyle. It is a safer, more comfortable procedure to help you get the healthcare you need while avoiding the dangers and discomfort of traditional transrectal biopsy. Listen as the medical professionals of Johns Hopkins Medicine – pioneers in developing the procedure – discuss transperineal prostate biopsy and how patient comfort level has been dramatically improved:

Patients throughout Blair and Bedford County, PA can now enjoy the advantages of transperineal prostate biopsy close to home at Bedford Regional Urology.

PrecisionPoint™ Transperineal Access System

The Precision Transperineal Access System revolutionizes the methodology for obtaining prostate biopsies. This medical system takes full advantage of the transperineal path to more thoroughly sample all regions of the prostate including those difficult to access with the transrectal approach. Since the technique is free hand, the practitioner can easily target the desired locations with certainty through a single puncture of the skin.

In addition, the PrecisionPoint™ minimizes the potential for infection, since passage of the biopsy needle avoids the rectal way contaminants entirely.

For the patient, this means no bowel prep or need to pre-medicate with antibiotics. The PrecisionPoint™ enables the practitioner to perform the biopsy under local anesthesia in a short duration procedure.