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BPH Treatment With Green Light Laser Technology for Benign Enlarged Prostate
Green Light Laser Prostate Treatment: An Introduction
For the numerous men suffering from the uncomfortable effects of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), there is new hope for a successful BPH treatment: Green Light Laser Prostate treatment (GLLP). Often referred to as PVP (photo-vaporization) treatment, Green Light Laser technology is fast-becoming the BPH treatment of choice due to its minimally-invasive nature and remarkable results.
By choosing Green Light Laser therapy, men can virtually eliminate most of their BPH symptoms with greater efficiency, fewer side effects, risks, and complications. GLLP is truly a revolutionary procedure built upon previous laser prostate treatments such as Interstitial and Holmium laser therapies. As effective as those treatments are, Green Light Laser treatment for BPH is superior due to increased power (120 watts) which allows surgeons to completely vaporize excess prostate tissue. With other, lower-powered laser treatments, greater amounts of obstructive prostate tissue are unable to be removed.
Green Light Laser: A More-Effective BPH Treatment
In addition to being more-effective at eliminating greater amounts of excess prostatic tissue, Green Light Laser Treatment also relieves many other common prostate treatment complications such as:
- Intra-Operative Bleeding – The higher-powered laser is hotter and more effective at cauterizing blood during the surgical procedure; thus eliminating the majority of bleeding.
- Post-Operative Bleeding – This common surgical side effect is reduced for the same reasons mentioned for intra-operative bleeding.
- Longer Catheter Reliability – With Green Light Treatment, patients typically return home catheter-free in less than 24 hours.
- Post-Operative Bladder Neck Contraction – This common side effect of other BPH treatments, i.e. TURP, is often eliminated with Green Light Treatment.
In addition, GLLP has been found to drastically reduce post-operative incontinence and erectile dysfunction [caused by scarring] often associated with other BPH treatments. The bottom line is that Green Light Laser technology is opening up new horiizons in the treatment for BPH and BPH symptoms granting new hope to millions of BPH sufferers.
Green Light Laser: The Process
As previously mentioned, Green Light Laser Treatment is minimally invasive when compared to previous BPH treatments. During GLLP, the urologist places a micro-thin optic fiber through the patient’s urethra by which small bursts of green-wavelength laser light are pulsed directly into the enlarged prostate vaporizing the excess tissue. Results are almost instant and extremely effective -- Even though most patients remain post-op for observation (no longer than 24 hours).
The surgical procedure is done almost exclusively on a limited, out-patient basis; under general anesthesia; and delivers dramatic symptom relief with very little recovery time. In fact, most men undergoing this Green Light BPH treatment leave the surgical clinic with little or no significant side effects. It bears mentioning, however, that retrograde ejaculation (ejaculate backing up into the bladder) can occur up to 50% of the time with most cases rectifying over time. But outside of that, GLLP is virtually free of significant complications.
A BPH Treatment That Works
Even though you have choices for your BPH treatment, with the advancements being made with Green Light laser therapy, it's conclusive enough to say that it is currently the latest and best treatment for BPH.