GreenLight Laserscope

The General Idea

The main function of the prostate is to produce fluid  that transports sperm during ejaculation. The average size of the prostate gland is about the size of a walnut. The prostate will begin to grow again when the man reaches middle age. An enlarged prostate can cause several different problems for the urinary system. The reason for this growth is unknown.

GreenLight Laser Therapy is a procedure performed with a small fiber that is inserted into the urethra through a cystoscope. With this high powered laser energy heats up the prostate tissue until vaporization occurs. 


What are the advantages of GreenLight Laser Therapy?
  1. Rapid urine flow improvement
  2. Quick return to normal activities
  3. Virtually bloodless procedure
  4. A definitive, long lasting treatment
  5. Less than 1% reported cases of erectile dysfunction
  6. Short to possibly no catheterization
  7. Outpatient procedure in otherwise healthy patients
  8. Over 375,000 patients treated worldwide

Are there any possible risks or complications?
Yes, they include the following:
  1. Hematuria
  2. Bladder spasm or urgency- cramping in the bladder or urgent need to urinate
  3. Irritation of the urinary tract- frequent urination, burning sensation
  4. Retrograde ejaculation

It is always important to follow all directions provided by the doctor and continue to visit your doctor as scheduled.