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.
Need of Prostate Laser Surgery
Frequent and urgent need to urinate
Difficulty in urinating
Stopping and starting again while urinating
Increased frequency of urination at night
Urinary tract infections
Unable to empty the bladder
Prostate Laser Surgery Types
Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate
The excess prostate tissue melts away, and the urinary channel broadens with the help of a laser.
Holmium Laser Ablation of the Prostate
This procedure is like PVP, but it uses a different type of laser.
Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate
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.