Q | will further surgery be necessary?
A | After traditional TURP some 10% of men may require a second coring out of the prostate at 8 years. In some instances, the scar tissue forming around the bladder neck can give rise to the need for earlier operation, soon after TURP. This is called bladder neck stenosis and can occur in up to 15% of patients undergoing TURP.
The long-term results of Greenlight XPS laser prostatectomy appear to be comparable with TURP at five years. Ideally, a randomized clinical study comparing Greenlight XPS and TURP would be needed to assess the treatment efficacies properly.