Laser Pvp Surgery

1 What is a Laser PVP Surgery?

A treatment for an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia is called laser PVP surgery or photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP).

A cystoscope will be inserted into the penis of the patient during laser PVP then the surgeon will place a laser through the cystoscope to vaporize excess prostate tissue.

This will enlarge the opening and eases blockage of the urethra to better allow urine to flow during urinations.

This less invasive and effective surgery is good for men who have blood-clotting conditions or those who take blood thinners because laser PVP surgery vaporizes tissue rather than removing scraping or cutting it so less blood loss.

Up until now the long-term results of this procedure is still on study.

2 Reasons for Procedure

Here are the most common reasons to receive laser PVP surgery.

The benefits of this treatment include:

  • Immediate relief
  • Urine flow improves dramatically after bloodless procedure
  • Low risk of bleeding
  • Patients are catheter free within 24 hours after the procedure
  • Patients can return to their normal activities after 2-3 days

3 Potential Risks

There are minimal risks of side effects or complications of laser PVP surgery.

Some of the possible complications of PVP include:

4 Preparing for your Procedure

In preparing for the laser PVP surgery, your doctor will ask you not to eat anything after the midnight the night before the treatment.

He will ask you to change into a hospital gown. Tell your doctor if you are taking any medications especially blood-thinning medications.

You may not be able to do strenuous activities for two weeks after the procedure.

5 What to Expect

Here you can find out what to expect from your laser PVP surgery.

Your doctor will give you anesthesia and after that, he will insert a thin fiber into the urethra through a cystoscope to examine your bladder and prostate.

He will deliver the laser through the cystoscope to vaporize and remove the enlarged prostate tissue.

A wide-open channel is created because the tissue is vaporized and removed. Natural urine flow is immediately restored and urinary symptoms are relieved quickly.

6 Procedure Results

Understanding the results of your laser PVP surgery will be made possible by your doctor.

PVP removes excess tissue so urinary symptoms are rapidly relieved, accompanied by a dramatic improvement in natural urine flow.

The laser PVP surgery has been proven safe, effective and durable.