Surgical treatment for the prostate: Holmium Laser

Written by: Dr. Ildefonso Santos García-Vaquero
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Patients with lower urinary tract symptoms and are diagnosed as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), they need to be treated for this ailment. Among the many treatments, surgery is the one that makes it possible to remove the prostate radical and entirely.

However, the vast majority of surgical procedures to treat prostate operative problems involve the need for transfusion syndrome post-absorption prostate removal. To eliminate these drawbacks and with long hospitalization time, experts in urology have innovated the field of surgery with the use of lasers in the treatment of the prostate.

Today the interstitial laser, green laser and holmium laser are three types available and applicable to the patient.


Why choose the Holmium laser?

The Holmium laser is used for incision and ablation of the prostate with an excellent cessation of bleeding and saline irrigation. The improvements provided by this technique in treating prostate are:

- The wound coagulates while cutting

- Minimizes bleeding

- You have a tube less than 16 hours

- Minimize the risk of transfusion

- Minimizes hospital stay

- Irrigation with saline

- Minimize irritative symptoms

- Allows eliminate large prostates

Despite all the improvements that incorporates this technique in the treatment of prostate, yet there are few centers offering laser holmium. First, this is due to the high costs of equipment and, secondly, learning from doctors.

In other words, this treatment is learned and perfected as it is practiced, and the absence of hospitals and clinics that offer it, not just experts consolidate knowledge. In addition, there are also centers tutoricen those who are starting.

Anyway, and perhaps this is the most important reason, traditional surgery to remove the prostate continues to very good results.

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By Dr. Ildefonso Santos García-Vaquero

Renowned specialist in Urology, Dr. Santos García-Vaquero has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1975, she specializes MIR and Doctor of Medicine and Surgery cum laude. Endourological Section Chief at the Regional Hospital Carlos Haya in Malaga. Throughout his career he has combined his clinical work with management courses related to various techniques such as urology laparoscopy course in the National Congress of Urology in 2005. Currently on leave from the Department of Urology at the Hospital Carlos Haya . Member of the leading scientific societies in the world such as the European American Association of Urology and Spanish. His extensive resume also supports 125 in contributions it has made in terms of communications, articles and lectures nationally and reported internationally.

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