Laser prostate surgery is utilized for relieving severe to moderate urinary symptoms that are caused by prostate enlargement. The condition is called BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). It is also used to treat prostate cancer. If the doctor has suggested laser prostate surgery for you, read a few details about the process here.
Types of laser surgery for enlarged prostate treatment in Delhi
Lasers use concentrated light rays for generating intense and precise heat. Different kinds of prostate laser surgeries are used by surgeons, such as:
PVP (Photo-selective vaporization of the prostate)
Lasers are used for melting away (vaporizing) additional prostate tissue and enlarging the urinary channels. Generally, the process is used for the treatment of prostates that are mild or moderately enlarged.
HoLAP (Holmium laser ablations of the prostate)
HoLAP has the same process as PVP, but a different kind of laser is used.
HoLEP (Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate)
The laser helps in cutting and removing the additional prostate tissue that blocks the urethra. Then, another instrument is utilized for cutting the prostate tissues into smaller parts that can be easily removed. It is a good choice for men with severe enlargement of the prostate.
The kind of laser surgery recommended by your doctor depends on a few factors, such as your health, doctor’s expertise, type of laser equipment used, and prostate size.
Why is laser prostate surgery done?
Laser prostate surgery helps reduce urinary symptoms that BPH causes, such as:
- urinary tract infections
- prolonged (slow) urination
- hard to start urination
- urgent, frequent need to start urinating
- the feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder after urination
- stopping and starting repeatedly during urination
- greater frequency of urinating at night
Laser surgery might be carried out to prevent or treat complications coming from blocked urine flow, like:
- blood in the urine
- bladder stones
- bladder or kidney damage
- recurring infections in urinary tracts
- inability to control the urination or being unable to urinate completely
Benefits of laser prostate surgery
Laser prostate surgery has a couple of benefits over other methods to treat BPH. Given below are the advantages of laser surgery for enlarged prostate treatment in Delhi over conventional surgical methods:
Low risk of bleeding: Laser surgery is the chosen option for patients who take blood thinners or have a bleeding disorder that does not allow normal blood clotting.
Reduced hospital stay: Laser surgery requires a shorter stay at the hospital compared to conventional surgery.
Faster recovery: Generally, recovering from laser surgery needs less time than recovering from open surgery.
Less dependence on a catheter: Conventional procedures for treating the enlarged prostate typically need the prolonged use of a catheter (a tube) for draining urine from the bladder after the surgery. In laser procedures, catheters are usually required for fewer days.
EndnoteIf you have any queries or doubts about the procedure, feel free to ask the team of expert Urologists at BLK-Max Hospital for advice.