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What is the best surgery for enlarged prostate?

TURP or Transurethral resection of prostate is the most commonly performed surgeries for enlarged prostate treatment and also the most preferred. But laser surgery for prostate is much easier and preferred by prostate laser surgery urologist as they produce fewer side effects than others, where there is a lesser need for catheter, more immediate results and also a reduced risk of bleeding.

What is green light laser prostate surgery?

The Greenlight laser is a continuous wave laser, which uses potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) crystal to produce a light beam. This light is selectively absorbed by oxyhaemoglobin in prostatic tissue, aiding a faster operating time efficient tissue photo vaporization, with only a short depth of penetration. Greenlight Laser PVP (Photo selective Vaporization of the Prostate) is a procedure used in the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), an enlargement of the prostate gland. The procedure is as effective as TURP and has the advantage of reducing perioperative complications, length of catheter time and hospital stay.

How long does laser prostate surgery take?

Depending on the size and dimensions of the prostate being resected, the surgery by prostate doctor in chennai can take anywhere between a minimum of 30 minutes to a few hours.

What are the indications of laser prostate surgery?

If the patient has the following complaints, a laser approach is recommended at prostate specialist clinic

  • Recurring urinary tract infections
  • Kidney or bladder stones
  • Recurring blood in the urine
  • Kidney or bladder damage
  • Urinary incontinence or chronic retention of urine
  • Bladder stones

What is the success rate of laser prostate surgery?

The benefits are as outlined above. Prostate laser surgery improves urinary flow in most men and the outcomes are mostly positive. Only in some cases, the laser surgery doesn’t completely remove the blocking tissue, when a follow-up surgery might be required, if the symptoms worsen again.

How long does it take to recover from prostate laser surgery?

Depending on the type of laser used and the anatomy of the resected tissue of the prostate, the recovery period is calculated. But it doesn’t exceed a time period of more than 2 weeks.



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