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Prostate laser surgery is used to relieve moderate to severe urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate — a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
During prostate laser surgery, your doctor inserts a scope through the tip of your penis into the tube that carries urine from your bladder (urethra). The urethra is surrounded by the prostate. A laser is passed through the scope. The laser delivers energy that is used to shrink or to remove the excess tissue that is blocking the urethra and preventing urine flow.
Prostate Laser surgery works in a similar way to the TURP procedure. It is just as effective at eliminating the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, and restoring your quality of life. But instead of cutting pieces of the prostate away with a hot electrical wire loop, a laser both cuts and instantly vaporises parts of the enlarged prostate, gently widening the urinary channel.
The main advantage of laser prostate surgery is that the blood vessels in the prostate are instantly ‘welded’ shut as they are cut. That means there is minimal bleeding during surgery, and less chance of secondary bleeding after surgery as well – a common problem with the TURP operation.
What’s more, the advanced laser used by Greenlight Urology offers an even smoother, more controlled and more powerful operation than some other lasers. And after prostate laser surgery, a catheter may only be required for a few hours, as opposed to a few days with a TURP procedure.
So when you want the gold standard in prostate laser surgery, choose Greenlight Urology.
Prostate laser surgery helps reduce urinary symptoms caused by BPH, including:
Laser surgery might also be done to treat or prevent complications due to blocked urine flow, such as:
Your Surgeon will start by asking detailed questions about your symptoms and doing a physical exam. This initial exam is likely to include:
After that, your doctor might recommend additional tests to help confirm an enlarged prostate and to rule out other conditions.
These additional tests might include:
If your condition is more complex, your doctor may recommend:
You have to follow certain guidelines, before the surgery and Urologist will explain what preparations need to be done, before prostate laser surgery. Some of the pointers highlighted by the doctors are as mentioned.
Fasting before the procedure: Your Surgeon will ask the patients not to eat or drink anything, the night before the procedure.
The prostate laser surgery will perform under general anesthesia.
Prostate laser surgery can take around 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete, depending on the size of the enlarged prostate. Your surgeon will explain the procedure to the patients in detail.
During the procedure, a narrow fiber-optic scope is inserted through the tip of the penis into the urethra. The procedure is performed through the natural body openings and hence, no cuts are required on the outside of the body.
The laser is inserted through the scope and the laser can destroy, vaporize or cut the part of the prostate that blocks the urine flow.
The doctors will remove the cut out pieces of the prostate tissue from the bladder by using instruments.
Prostate laser surgery improves urinary flow for the majority of men. Results are often long-lasting and effective for the prostate laser surgery price paid by the patient. However, in some cases, the laser surgery is unable to remove all of the prostate tissue blocking urine flow or the tissue grows back, and there arises a need for further treatment.
Prostate laser surgery shows fewer serious long-term complications, as compared to the other traditional surgeries. Some side-effects and complications, arising out of prostrate laser surgery, are highlighted below.
Once the prostate channel has healed, your urinary flow will be stronger, easier to start and you’ll empty well.
The extra muscle your bladder has grown to push urine past an obstructing prostate will slim down again. After a few months the bladder can stretch more, and the strong urge to pass urine frequently or at night will ease off. Most older men will still awake once at night to go to the bathroom.
As with any surgery, there is a minor risk of potential complications. However, laser prostate surgery is still a much safer alternative to the traditional TURP operation.
In a small proportion of men, excessive scar tissue may form a stricture, which causes the bladder neck or urethra tube to narrow in the first few months after surgery. Often this can be dealt with in the Urologist’s office by simply passing dilators. In 1% of cases, a repeat trip to the operating room might be necessary to cut away very tough scar tissue.