GreenLight Laservaporisation of the Prostate

Greenlight laser vaporisation of the prostate has set a new standard in the treatment of benign prostate enlargement. Fewer complications, shorter recovery time and shorter time of indwelling catheter – that’s the conclusion of several clinical studies!

What is the GreenLight laser vaporisation of the prostate?

Greenlight laser vaporisation is a proven, minimally invasive technique for the treatment of benign prostate enlargement. A high-powered laser is used to quickly and precisely vaporise prostatic tissue. The urologist directs the laser beam towards the prostate tissue. The intense light pulses emitted by the laser fibre are absorbed by the tissue which gets vaporised through the heat caused by the laser light.

Who can be recommended GreenLight laser vaporisation of the prostate?

Greenlight laser vaporisation of the prostate can be offered to virtually any patient with benign prostate enlargement. Even patients with a larger than average prostate (e.g. well over 100 millilitres) can safely be operated with the GreenLight laser in experienced hands. The laser is used very precisely, so that a maximum protection of surrounding structures is ensured.

What complications can occur after GreenLight laser vaporisation of the prostate?

Numerous scientific studies have shown that after GreenLight laser vaporisation of the prostate, fewer bleeding complications occur than after a prostate resection. Because the laser beam vaporises and scars the tissue, the risk of bleeding is very low. A big advantage of the GreenLight laser is that even patients with blood thinners or increased risk of bleeding can be safely operated on. A common consequence of the so-called “small prostate operations” is retrograde ejaculation (orgasm without ejaculation). With the help of a special surgical technique, this function can be spared.

The advantages of GreenLight laser vaporisation of the prostate at a glance:

  • Rapid improvement of symptoms
  • Faster recovery
  • Safe surgery in patients with blood thinners
  • Long lasting success
  • Protection of the continence and potency
  • Preservation of ejaculation possible
  • Any prostate size can be treated

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