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:
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
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