Green Laser XPS for urinary obstruction prostate adenoma

Written by: Dr. José Ángel Gómez Pascual
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Transurethral resection (TUR) of classical or conventional well - practiced prostate allows the patient to urinate well and remove the obstruction presented due to prostate adenoma. It is true that the results are good but perhaps in the twenty-first century is not the ideal for patient treatment because it does not prevent bleeding and can lead to a higher rate of complications.

The green laser XPS 180 is a treatment that provides the same results as the RTU but with very few complications. It is indicated in all patients with adenoma or benign prostatic hyperplasia, with very bothersome urinary symptoms that result in a poor quality of life often covered by a prescribed medication for many years it becomes ineffective and it does not cure the patient definitely amen of the adverse effects thereof.

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Benefits of green laser

There is no doubt that green laser has many advantages, including the absence of bleeding during and after surgery due to the effect of photocoagulation. This factor makes it an ideal choice for all patients, especially in those taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet therapy technique.

Also hospital stays are much smaller (24 to 48 hours), with a return to routine patient in a very short space of time. In addition, relief of obstructive symptoms is immediately after the technique and results are maintained long-term, so it is not necessary to make new surgeries.

The absence of electricity and heat dispersed, along with smaller diameter instruments used for laser allow almost avoid the narrowness of the urethra that most often occur weeks after TUR conventional prostate.


Risks green laser

Instead, the aftermath of green laser is minimal: between 30 and 40% of patients undergoing surgery refers retro-ejaculation or retrograde ejaculation (same effect caused by medication). Erection problems affect less than 1% of patients, while 10% suffer irritative syndrome that disappears after a few days. Another 5% refers bloodstained urine during urination that does not require intervention by the urologist and disappears in a few days drinking plenty of fluids.

In summary we can say that photovaporization prostate with green laser XPS 180 W (green Light) is a safe technique with minimal bleeding, few complications

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. José Ángel Gómez Pascual

Specialist in urology and surgeon, Dr. Gómez Pascual is expert among other things in minimally invasive surgery of the prostate with Holmium Laser (Lumenis, IZASA 120 W) performing the enucleation technique (HOLEP) for prostate surgery, oncological surgery of prostate cancer and bladder cancer, in addition to reconstructive surgery of the urethra usually treating complex urethral strictures. He has been responsible for the Reconstructive Surgery Unit of the Urethra and Bladder Cancer at the Carlos Haya Regional University Hospital of Malaga (Andalusian Health Service) until October 2016 and currently serves as head of the Urology Department of the Hospital Quirón Málaga, dedicating himself to exclusive to the field of private medicine in Malaga . He combines his professional work with that of teaching as an Honorary Professor at the University of Málaga. Author and co-author of more than 40 articles in scientific journals and more than 100 papers presented at congresses or scientific meetings at regional and national level. Since 2006, he has performed more than 350 urethral surgeries applying all kinds of techniques and developing extensive experience in this field. Since 1999 he has participated in more than 400 radical cystectomies for bladder cancer and his subsequent reconstruction of the urinary tract with extensive experience in intestinal neobladders, etc.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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