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How successful is laser treatment for enlarged prostate?

How successful is laser treatment for enlarged prostate?

Laser surgery for an enlarged prostate is no more effective than standard surgery. Two procedures to treat men with enlarged prostates are both effective, new research has shown. A benign enlarged prostate is not cancer and is not usually a serious threat to health.

What’s the best operation for enlarged prostate?

According to the National Institutes of Health, transurethral resection of the prostate is the first choice of surgeries for BPH. The surgeon removes prostate tissue obstructing the urethra using a resectoscope inserted through the penis during TURP.

How long is laser surgery for enlarged prostate?

The laser fibre is passed down the telescope and is used to carefully cut out the excess prostate. These pieces of prostate float into the bladder and, at the end of the operation, they are removed by the surgeon . The operation takes about 60 to 120 minutes, depending on the size of your prostate.

Who is the best urologist for enlarged prostate?

The urologists at New York Urology Specialists are experienced in treating men with enlarged prostate and BPH using minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is an experienced Greenlight prostate laser surgeon.

Can a green light laser be used for enlarged prostate?

Experienced GreenLight Laser Surgeon. Green Light laser is an effective treatment option alternative to traditional TURP procedure for men with enlarged prostate and BPH who have symptoms of slow urine flow, frequent urination and difficulty passing urine. Greenlight laser of the prostate is also effective for men with urinary retention who…

What kind of laser is used for prostate enucleation?

Holmium laser ablation of the prostate (HoLAP). This procedure is similar to PVP but uses a different type of laser. Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP).

What kind of laser to use for enlarged prostate?

GreenLight Laser™ is another treatment option for men with an enlarged prostate. It uses a high-energy laser that “vaporizes” excess prostatic tissue blocking normal urine flow.

The urologists at New York Urology Specialists are experienced in treating men with enlarged prostate and BPH using minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is an experienced Greenlight prostate laser surgeon.

How long does it take for GreenLight Laser for enlarged prostate?

Treatment with Greenlight laser for BPH and enlarged prostate is usually a same-day outpatient procedure. Most men do not require an overnight stay in the hospital. Some men may require usually 1-3 day hospital stay. We will inform you about your particular expectations during your consultation.

Can a hole in the prostate be repaired with laser surgery?

Men who have HoLEP generally don’t require re-treatment because the entire part of the prostate that can block urine flow is removed. Serious long-term complications are less likely with prostate laser surgery than with traditional surgery.