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Greenlight Laser Therapy

  • What is Greenlight Laser Therapy?

    Greenlight laser therapy is a minimally invasive surgery used to ease symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate. It consists of inserting a small thin and flexible fibre into the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder) through an instrument called a cytoscope. Laser energy is passed through the fibre to heat up the excess prostate tissue and cause it to vaporise. This unblocks the urethra and restores normal urine flow from the bladder.

  • Greenlight laser therapy is commonly used to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlargement of the prostate. This treatment allows normal urine flow from the bladder to be restored, and it also eases away your urinary symptoms almost immediately. It offers many benefits over traditional surgery. It is generally done as an outpatient procedure or at worst an overnight hospital stay. The recovery from laser surgery is very quick, and the catheter, used to drain out urine after an enlarged prostate procedure, stays in place for less than 24 hours.

    Greenlight laser therapy can also be used to ease the symptoms or avoid the complications linked with blocked urine flow. It can be used to manage recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney damage, bladder stones and incontinence (inability to control urination).

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