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James Matlock wrote at 2008-02-05 23:04:28
On 11/30/2007 I underwent the procedure known as Cooled Thermal Therapy (Urologic) for an enlarged prostate.  I am 63 years old.

After 3 catheters, 4 days in the hospital on an antibiotic drip and a pharmacy full of pain medicine, I went back to work 43 days later.

Without the catheter I was urinating 18 to 20 times a day/night with agonizing pain and burning.  I was told by my urologist that my complications were a result of abnormal swelling and an E.coli bacterial infection and that I was an exception to the rule; this is probably true.  However, nothing I was told or shown on the video explaining the procedure reflected anything remotely close to what I went through.

JB wrote at 2008-11-17 01:42:36
I would consider something other than cooled thermotherapy. I had it 3 months ago and have had zero results. It was a lot to go through for nothing. I am now looking into some of the lazer procedures.


Oscar Henriquez wrote at 2009-03-31 18:42:35
Two years ago, I divorced from my wife. I use to be sexually very active (around three times a week).

After my divorce, because I am 74 years old, I decided to live my life without the complications of marriage and as a result I now rarely have sex.

I had two months ago, a hernia repair surgery and I am having problems with urine retention.

My urologist is treating my case as a prostate enlargement treating me with flomax and is also recommending COOLED THERMO THERAPY.

What I want to know is if CTT will interfere with my sexual life.  

Naples News wrote at 2010-03-04 15:15:57
I had Cooled Thermotherapy one month ago.  It was 23 painful minutes.  I would not repeat the procedure without an anesthetic.

I was told it required a 6 to 8 week recovery period.  To date, I can not leave home without padded underwear, can not be too far from the bathroom at home, have pain plus a few drops of blood in the initial urination.  

Is it worth while?  Won't know for a month.  

Jim wrote at 2011-09-14 00:39:11
I have discovered a more effective tool for interrogating terrorists. No more water boarding We can use Cooled  thermotherapy. If they won’t talk after that we explain to them that if they ever recover we will do it again.

I am still suffering 5 weeks after the procedure.

Hector wrote at 2013-07-01 09:35:55
I have a Cooler Radiotherapy 6 week a go and it that was the worse experience of my live,I am still on pain, and my sex live is a disaster, I am 70 and my sex life was good,I have pain on my pelvis area and be in antibiotics for 6 week, I do no comment this to nobody.  

Jeff wrote at 2015-12-10 17:26:13
Cooled Thermotherapy. Did this 3 weeks ago. I am 59. This is the most painful thing I have ever experienced in my life. Kidney stones were a walk in the park compared to the pain I experienced during and after this procedure. Still in pain, peeing blood and unable to work a full day. Wish I had never done this.  


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD


Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.


Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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