There are several components involved with prostate laser surgery. When there is an enlarged prostate and it begins to create urinary problems, a surgery is needed. This condition is known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as BPH. A BPH laser is used in the process.
When the surgery takes place, a doctor inserts a scope through the tip of the penis and into the urethra. A laser then passes through the scope. Energy is delivered to the site so that excess tissue is either removed or shrunk so that your and can flow properly.
Concentrated light generates precise and intense heat via the laser.
The laser can be used to perform a few different prostate laser surgeries. PVP will vaporize any excess prostate tissue that has enlarged the urinary towel. HoLAP is similar, though a different type of laser is used. There is then HoLEP where excess tissue is cut and removed that may be blocking the urethra.
A doctor will choose the type of laser surgery to perform based upon the size of the prostate, overall health of the patient, the type of laser that is available, as well as the overall training of the medical staff.
There may be an array of symptoms to identify that the laser surgery needs to be performed on the prostate. A patient may experience the need to urinate more frequently, difficulty getting started, stopping and starting, as well as urinary tract infections.
It’s important to understand all that is involved with prostate laser surgery. If you’re experiencing a problem with your prostate, there may be various surgeries for you and your doctor to consider. Schedule an appointment to review your symptoms and discuss the options that are available.