What is the green laser?
The green laser is a new therapeutic option that we have in recent years, always seeking the least aggressiveness in patients to intervene in benign prostatic hyperplasia. It is a laser that has an affinity with hemoglobin, with which we can do the operation with little risk of bleeding. Especially indicated in high risk patients, with high risk of bleeding. It is a technique that by itself is minimally invasive, this is one of the great advantages of this new green laser.
What pathologies of the prostate can be treated with green laser?
The green laser is designed for those patients who have a benign growth of the prostate, that is, benign prostatic hyperplasia that causes a voiding difficulty in these male patients who have to undergo surgery. When we perform this intervention, the ideal is to do it with the green laser, especially in the group of patients who have small or moderately large prostate, up to 100 grams, the important, most important indication nowadays, is the surgical treatment with green laser.
What advantages does the green laser have over conventional surgery ?
Essentially, the absence of bleeding. It is a technique that due to the special characteristics of this laser, which has an affinity for hemoglobin, there is an absence of bleeding. This leads us to the fact that we can do the technique on an outpatient basis sometimes, or with a single night's income, the patient the next day goes home, without his probe and with little risk of complications, the advantages are absolute. Without a doubt, the treatment of choice today in a patient who has to undergo surgical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia is undoubtedly the green laser.