Prostate problems? Try Green-Light Láser
People who suffer from prostate problems will be interested to hear about an innovative and revolutionary technique available at Hospiten.
Green-Light Laser is a type of minimally invasive surgery recommended for any patient with an enlarged prostate and has many advantages. It is very good news to banish those un-comfortable symptoms which can play havoc with your enjoyment of everyday life and peaceful sleep.
The prostate is an organ with an important role in reproduction. Its function is to produce seminal fluid that transports sperm. It is located below the urinary bladder and over the years has the tendency to become enlarged.
The growth of the prostate is known as benign prostatic hypertrophy or BPH (HBP in Spanish) and causes a compression of the uretha and difficulty in urinating. The bladder begins to suffer, becoming more sensitive and irritable and therefore needs to be emptied more often. These symptoms are especially common in men over the age of 50. They can worsen in time and generate serious health problems. When the urinary system degenerates, it can lead to infections, bleeding, acute urinary retention or the inability to pass urine and may even necessitate the placement of a urinary catheter.
Treatment very much depends on the severity of the symptoms. In the early stages, a patient might not need treatment but when symptoms become moderate, treatment can be based on different types of drugs. If the situation gets worse, then medical treatment or surgery for complications might be necessary.
Green-Light Laser can permanently fix the symptoms caused by an enlarged benign prostate. It is recommended for any patient suffering from this and is particularly helpful for elderly people or those with additional problems such as diabetes, heart disease or having anti-coagulant treatment.
The procedure is performed in a properly equipped operating room in a hospital environment. The duration of the intervention depends on various factors, such as the size of the enlargement and general condition of the patient.
It is usually performed under epidural or with a localised anaesthetic. The procedure is carried out through the urinary tract, without incisions or wounds to the skin. It allows the patient to recover much quicker than conventional surgery whilst giving them early relief to their symptoms and with less invasion to the organ.
Green-Light Laser has many advantages over conventional surgery.
• Procedure with no bleeding.
• No blood transfusion.
• Minimal or almost zero risk of impotence and incontinence.
• Glands of any size dealt with.
• Hospital stay of only 24 to 48 hours.
• Fast and comfortable recuperation.
• Intervention sometimes very bloody.
• Risk of blood transfusion.
• Risk of impotence and urinary incontinence.
• The conventional endoscopic surgery is limited to medium or small glands.
• Discharge in five to seven days
• Recovery from four to six weeks