Prostate laser surgery is a minimally invasive treatment of an enlarged prostate, a problem very common in men. The prostate is a small gland located below the bladder. It surrounds the urethra, a tube connecting the bladder with the tip of the penis that transports urine out of the body. When the prostate is enlarged, it causes pressure on the urethra and makes it difficult to pass urine.
Prostate laser surgery requires no incisions in the patient’s body. Thanks to that, it has a significantly shorter recovery time than an open prostate operation. During a consultation with Your doctor, You can ask him to help You choose the best treatment for Your condition. Prostate laser surgery can be considered in cases of both moderate and severe benign prostate enlargement.
Types of prostate laser surgery
There are several types of prostate laser surgeries. Your doctor will choose the best treatment for Your individual case. The different procedures include:
- photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP),
- holmium laser ablation of the prostate (HoLAP),
- holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP).
Different types of prostate laser surgeries have various recovery times. There may also be some distinctions in the required preparation for the procedures.