Green Laser Light Prostatectomy

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Green Laser Light Prostatectomy

It is an operation that uses a laser to remove excess tissue in the central part of your prostate gland. The laser uses concentrated light to generate precise and intense heat which vaporises the tissue. The procedure is also known as photo-selective vaporisation of the prostate (PVP).

This procedure is best for those patients who have benign (non-cancerous) swelling of the prostate gland. It can also be used to ease the blockage caused by prostate cancer.

The operation, on average, takes 60-120 minutes, depending on the size of your prostate. The average hospital stay is overnight.

What are the benefits of this procedure?

  • The operation removes the central part of your prostate gland, which should enable you to pee normally.
  •  It is a minimally invasive procedure so you will not have any cuts or stitches. 
  •  Most men have it as a day case procedure – only a small number of patients need to stay in hospital overnight.