Green laser on prostate

Written by: Dr. Luis Álvarez Castelo
Edited by: Top Doctors®


¿What is the prostate- laser?

The Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH ) or prostate largest is a problem that affects many men and their elimination difficult urination, painful urination, infections, rush to get to the bathroom, evacuation very slow and involuntary leakage of urine. The procedure for green laser uses a high power laser to vaporize instantly and accurately remove prostatic tissue causing increased these symptoms. It is one of the most modern and effective treatments.


¿That pathologies can be operated with laser?

The laser system for photoselective vaporization or enucleation of the prostate is a revolutionary treatment for men suffering from the problem of enlarged prostate, also known as BPH ( benign prostatic hyperplasia ). It can also be used to relieve symptoms in selected cases of prostate cancer, and destroy bladder tumors or remedy urethral stricture.


¿intervention consisting in laser


It consists of an endoscopic surgical intervention, without cuts or sutures, through the natural opening where urine comes out. Once the patient is anesthetized, usually with regional anesthesia ( epidural type), a thin laser fiber is inserted into the urethra through an endoscope connected to a camera, to vaporize and remove abnormally increased prostatic tissue, leaving a wide channel for urine to pass easily through. The results are quick and relief because the tissue that obstructs the flow of urine is converted into steam without cuts, and the pain and bleeding is minimal. In patients with very large growths of the prostate laser enucleation technique, which separates the adenoma ( abnormal growth ) of the prostatic capsule, and then fragments and extracts used.


¿are the advantages of the laser versus conventional surgery?

Before treatment with green laser, patients were forced to choose between effective conventional surgical operation, but it was very invasive and had some risk of incontinence and impotence, and other much less effective therapies. The laser procedure ( Photoselective Vaporization or enucleation of the prostate ) offers a unique and simple solution prostate problems, since combines the effectiveness of a surgical intervention"Standard“safety, comfort and ease of a minimally invasive treatment. The green laser vaporization is a safe, effective and durable treatment;that provides fast relief of urinary symptoms and a large increase in urine flow, with a less invasive procedure that only requires hospitalization. Most of the patients go home several hours after intervention also can return to normal activities in a short time, ensuring that they are not intense physical exercise in the early days.

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By Dr. Luis Álvarez Castelo

Regarding specialty, with over twenty years experience. Dr. Alvarez Castelo is skilled in laparoscopic surgery, prostate cancer-more than 1000 implants prostatic brachytherapy low tax rate, and urodynamics, neurourology and incontinence. It was formed in Hospitals of international prestige. From its formation include European Fellowship in Urology obtained in Vienna, studied at the University of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, Training in Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer in the Seattle Prostate Institute and Training in Laparoscopic Surgery in Tuttlingen and Bordeaux.

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