Laser surgery for enlarged prostate is used to relieve moderate to severe urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate.
Laser surgery for enlarged prostate is used to relieve moderate to severe urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate — a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia ( BPH ). Depending on the type of technique used by the urologist at Urological Associates, the procedure is classified as either an ablation, which is vaporization of the tissue, or enucleation, which is the removal of the excess tissue.
Laser surgery for enlarged prostate shows fewer serious long-term complications, as compared to the other traditional surgeries. Over the years, this modality has been proven to remove excess prostate tissue, help patients urinate better, and minimize or eliminate bothersome symptoms. Many people choose to laser surgery for enlarged prostate after trying medications with limited success, or because they prefer a more immediate and long-term solution.Prostate laser surgery provides instant relief from your symptoms with very few side effects.
The different kinds of laser surgery for enlarged prostate include:
Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP): Laser removes the excess tissue blocking the urethra. The prostate tissue is then cut into small pieces that are easily removed. HoLEP is a suitable option for men who have a severely enlarged prostate.
Holmium Laser Ablation of the Prostate (HoLAP): This procedure is like PVP, but it uses a different type of laser.
Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate (PVP): The excess prostate tissue melts away, and the urinary channel broadens with the help of a laser.