An estimated six out of ten men over age 60 experience the frequent and urgent need to urinate that comes with prostate enlargement. Fortunately, mild cases of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) may be successfully treated with drugs. However, if medications do not help, BPH Treatment surgery may offer a quick path to relief. One of the more interesting procedures to emerge in this area involves the use of a laser.
In a 45-minute procedure, the surgeon inserts a tiny holmium laser through the patient’s urethra into the prostate. Then, each pulse of the laser cuts away excess tissue that heretofore obstructed the urethra and impeded urine flow. Because the laser clots as it cuts, there is no bleeding and quicker healing.