Laser Prostate Ablation / Enucleation
Laser prostate ablation/enucleation of prostate is laser treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. This treatment involves the targeted application of lasers to the prostate’s enlarged tissues.
To treat male urological problems resulting from an enlarged prostate, such as urine blockage, a small fiber will be inserted into the urethra through a cytoscope. The fiber delivers high-energy pulses of light to the prostatic tissue. The prostate absorbs the light and the targeted tissue is eradicated through photo-selective vaporization. This procedure is performed under general or local anesthesia and usually is completely bloodless.
As with any surgery, there are risks. Even though laser surgery offers some advantages over traditional surgery methods, the risks include:
- Problems getting or maintaining an erection (Erectile Dysfunction).
- Problems urinating, although temporary in most cases and a catheter can inserted if this occurs.
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).
- Dry orgasm where semen is released into the bladder rather than out of the penis.
- Follow-up treatment with more ablation.
After a Laser prostate ablation/enucleation operation, most men experience a rapid restoration of urine flow and a relief of the other Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms. Patients may experience some burning during urination or blood in the urine as a result of the surgery. Increased desire to urinate is also common. However, the Laser prostate ablation/enucleation is an effective treatment for BPH.
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