Photoselective Vaporisation of the Prostate

introduction

The TURP operation was the previous standard for relieving the symptoms due to benign prostate enlargement. As a result of side effects and the costs, other minimally invasive techniques have been sought, however, many of these have been abandoned due to complications and ineffectiveness.

The Greenlight XPS system addresses these problems using a high powered KTP-YAG laser to core out the prostate by vaporising the centre of the gland, leaving a wide channel and so relieving your urinary symptoms.

The main advantages are as follows:

  • The operation can be carried out as a day case procedure
  • The catheter tube is removed within 24 hours of surgery. Some patients may not require a catheter at all
  • Due to red absorption of the laser, bleeding is practically zero.
  • Long term results appear to be favorable and seem similar to those of routine TURP