Surgical Treatment of LUTS in men with BPE

Laser Vaporization

Laser Vaporization of the Prostate

Laser vaporization is a common treatment option for BPE. The laser uses intensive light to vaporize the prostate tissue. At the same time, the heat from the laser is used to close blood vessels. This is why only a small amount of blood is lost during this type of surgery.

Laser vaporization can be done with different laser systems. The choice of the laser depends on the expertise of your doctor and what is available in your hospital.

When should I consider laser vaporization of the prostate?

Vaporization may be an option if your prostate is smaller than 80 millilitres. Because vaporization causes very little blood loss, it is recommended to men who need to take blood-thinning medication for other conditions.

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Read more about laser vaporization, how to prepare, and what to expect after the procedure. This section shows illustrations of laser vaporization.

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