Good Samaritan Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in Palm Beach County to Use the Proact™ TechnologyApr 1, 2022
Good Samaritan Medical Center is the first hospital in Palm Beach County using the ProACT™ technology from URO-MEDICA. The ProACT™ system is implanted within the body to assist protection against accidental urine leakage. This can occur during everyday activities such as coughing, sneezing, or physical activity. Dr. Antonio Beltran, urologist on staff at Good Samaritan Medical Center, is the first physician to use this new system.
“Incontinence can be an issue for men post-surgery from prostate cancer, and some may feel they have no options to control their bladder once they have their prostate removed, said Dr. Beltran. “The ProACT technology is a simple implantation for patients allowing them better control of their bladder so they don’t have unwanted accidents throughout the day.”
The ProACT™, Adjustable Continence Therapy for Men consists of two small, adjustable silicone balloons each connected with tubing to a port. The balloons are placed where the prostate was removed or resected. The fluid-filled balloons apply pressure to and support the bladder neck, which helps prevent accidental leakage of urine. The ports are placed just below the skin in the patients’ scrotum allowing the physician to adjust the balloon to meet the patients’ individual needs.