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Laser Surgery

PVP (Greenlight laser)


What is Photovaporization of the Prostate (PVP?)

GreenLight-Laser-Therapy For men with benign prostate enlargement, a revolutionary new treatment is the greenlight laser or PVP. The treatment uses a small fiber to deliver high powered laser energy which heats up the prostate tissue, causing the tissue to vaporize. The high power laser fiber allows the rapid reduction of the prostate in a safer, and more rapid method than traditional surgery known as TURP.

Is PVP Greenlight for me?

Our specialists in greenlight PVP will discuss your case in great detail, and determine whether medical treatment, PVP greenlight, or traditional surgery will be the safest, most effective way to improve your urination. green-light-laser

Advantages of Green Light Laser Therapy Treatment

  • Rapid & dramatic flow rate improvement
  • Wide patient selection: for mild to severe symptoms
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Quick return to normal activities
  • Decreased bleeding, and enhanced recovery compared to TURP

How is PVP greenlight performed?

  • General anesthesia, to ensure safety
  • Direct inspection of prostate with cystoscopy
  • Laser fiber beam aimed at prostate tissue
  • Obstructive tissue is slowly vaporized
  • A catheter is left in 3-5 days to allow healing

Risks of Greenlight Laser Therapy Treatment

  • Blood in urine
  • Urgency to void
  • Burning on voiding
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • These issues are temporary in the post operative period

Click here to play a PVP in action video

Click here to play a PVP in action video