As men age, their prostate gland becomes bigger. This condition is referred to as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, which serves to transport urine from the bladder and outside the body. A bigger or enlarged prostate exerts undue pressure on the urethra making it harder to urinate. Now there's no reason to struggle with the irritation and difficulty of an enlarged prostate. Thanks to laser prostate surgery, you can get rid of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Why opt for laser prostate surgery?
You have probably heard about Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP), which has for a while been the standard surgical procedure for an enlarged prostate. Basically, TURP procedure is carried by a urologist. A resectoscope or spring-action cutting equipment is slotted into the urethra to gain access to the bloated prostate gland while the cutting tool removes surplus growth around the urethra to provide a clear pathway. However, now there is a better option in the form of laser prostate surgery. It is less-invasive compared to the traditional TURP procedure. Moreover, it has been demonstrated to eliminate prostate gland overgrowths with almost no bleeding, reduced catheterisation, and quick recovery time.
How does laser prostate surgical operation work?
Laser prostate surgery differs from the TURP procedure based on how effective it is at removing the prostate gland overgrowths and restoring the quality of life of individuals. Rather than cutting small sections of the prostate with a cutting tool, laser prostate surgery uses high-powered laser light in conjunction with fibre optics to cut and immediately vapourise sections of the inflamed prostate quickly and perfectly. As the urologist directs the laser light at the prostate gland, the high-powered light pulses are absorbed into the blood stream. Immediately, the temperature of the blood increases greatly and causes the adjacent prostate cells to vapourise.
A key advantage of laser prostate surgery is that while the prostate cells are being cut, the blood cells in the prostate are simultaneously being shut. In effect, there's almost no bleeding during the procedure, and minimal possibility of secondary bleeding once the surgery is done. The same cannot be said of the TURP procedure. Moreover, a catheter can only be needed for a few hours rather than a few days as is the case with a TURP operation.
Both patients and practitioners are turning to laser prostate surgery today due to its efficiency and simplicity in dealing with prostate gland overgrowths and guaranteeing unrestricted urinary flow among men.Share