Enlarged prostate in men is a condition called as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). It causes severe urinary symptoms. Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is still the most common surgical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but its rate of use has been declining in the wake of a growing popularity of laser prostatectomies. As the name indicates TURP is performed by visualizing the prostate through the urethra and removing tissue by electrocautery or sharp dissection. A triple lumen catheter is inserted through the urethra to irrigate and drain the bladder after the surgical procedure is complete. But, this procedure involves lot of internal bleeding.
Dr. Mangesh Patil is an specialist in providing Benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment in Girgaon. He is a Uro-oncosurgeon dealing with Urological cancers.
During prostate laser surgery, your doctor inserts a scope through the tip of your penis into the tube that carries urine from your bladder (urethra). The prostate surrounds the urethra. A laser passed through the scope delivers energy that shrinks or removes excess tissue that is preventing urine flow. Lasers use concentrated light to generate precise and intense heat. There are several different types of prostate laser surgery, including:
The type of laser surgery your doctor recommends will depend on several factors, including:
Advantages of laser surgery for Benign prostatic hyperplasia are: