Laser Prostate Surgery

Laser Prostate Surgery

By Dr. K.S Shiva Kumar Urology

prostate is a gland that performs the function of producing the necessary to carry sperm fluid. According to the Foundation of Urology, 50% of men have an enlarged prostate when they are around 50 years. An enlarged prostate is a condition that is medically termed as “benign prostatic hyperplasia”. An enlarged prostate can cause problems with passing urine.

The causes of prostate enlargement

There are two conditions that cause enlargement of the prostate; aging and increased secretion of testosterone. The reason behind the growth of the prostate gland with the age of men is not known. However, it has been observed that the prostate grows under the influence of testosterone-a male hormone.

prostate surgery-laser

laser prostate surgery involves inserting an endoscope through the opening of the penis into the urethra. The laser releases energy which melts or excess tissue blocking the urethra and prevents passage of urine is removed.

Types of prostate surgery-

1) ‘holmium laser ablation of the prostate.’: The process in which a special type of laser is used to liquefy excess prostate tissue

2) ‘holmium laser enucleation process’: In this process, excess tissue blocking the urethra is cut and removed by the laser. An instrument called morcellator is used to cut the prostate tissue into small pieces to be easily removed.

3) ‘vaporization of the prostate.’: This is a process in which the laser prostate tissue melts unwanted

has been established that the intake of vitamin C and zinc can prevent benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Drinking alcohol in small amounts is also said to prevent it. Saw Palmetto -. A kind of herbal remedy that has been traditionally used as a medicine is also effective in the case of an enlarged prostate

The type of laser surgery your doctor performs depends on several factors, including the size of the prostate, health, the type of laser equipment and training available from your doctor.

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