Laser Prostate Surgery
Prostate laser surgery helps reduce urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia. Symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate include a frequent and urgent need to urinate, difficulty initiating a urine stream, interrupted urinary flow and a nagging feeling that the bladder is never completely emptied.
During prostate laser surgery, a scope is inserted through the tip of the penis into the urethra, which is surrounded by the prostate. A laser is passed through the scope to shrink or remove excess tissue that is blocking the urethra and hindering urine flow.
Laser surgery can be classified as ablation (melting/vaporizing the excess tissue) or enucleation (cutting the excess tissue). The type of laser surgery your urologist will perform depends on various factors, including the size of your prostate.