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.
Advantages of Green Light Laser Therapy Treatment
Rapid & dramatic flow rate improvement
Wide patient selection: for mild to severe symptoms
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
These issues are temporary in the post operative period