Minimally Invasive Enlarged Prostate Procedures
GreenLight Laser Therapy for Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
GreenLight Laser Therapy is a minimally invasive treatment option. It combines the effectiveness of the traditional surgical procedure known as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) with fewer side effects. The GreenLight laser system delivers the ultimate Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) solution – free from urinary symptoms. GreenLight is suitable for most patients with an enlarged prostate. Most patients return home within a few short hours after the GreenLight procedure. Typically, patients can return to normal, non-strenuous activities within days.
Advantages of the GreenLight Laser Therapy treatment may include:
- Rapid urine flow improvement
- Quick return to normal activities
- Virtually bloodless procedure
- Outpatient procedure in otherwise healthy patients
- Long lasting symptom relief
Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy (TUMT)
When medications do not help your enlarged prostate, several procedures can relieve symptoms without surgery. One procedure that can be performed in a doctor’s office is the transurethral microwave thermotherapy. This therapy is for mild to moderate blockage and reduces urinary frequency, urgency, straining, and intermittent flow. This therapy does not correct any bladder-emptying problems. In this procedure, computer regulated microwaves are used to heat targeted areas within the prostate and destroy select tissue.