Holmium laser procedures use laser energy to alleviate BPH symptoms with fewer complications than invasive surgery by ablating or removing enlarged prostate tissue with high powered laser energy. Holmium laser procedures are generally performed under spinal, epidural or general anesthesia. After receiving anesthesia, your urologist will pass a camera through a tube placed in your urethra, enabling him or her to view the bladder and prostate. The Holmium laser fiber (small flexible tube) is also passed through the same tube.† The enlarged prostate tissue is then ablated with a very high degree of precision. The treatment is usually done in an outpatient setting and may require a catheter for up to 23 hours following the procedure.
Patients experience immediate symptom relief, little if any bleeding and can go home the same day; a catheter may be required and will be removed the day following surgery.
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