Laser Prostatectomy is a surgery that treats the medical condition known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). An enlarged prostate gland cause urinary problems; excess tissue prevents the flow of urine, which may be treated by surgery.
Laser prostatectomy surgery involves inserting a scope into the tube (which carries urine from the urethra) through the tip of the penis. The scope passes a laser that removes or shrinks the extra tissue that prevents flow of urine. The laser is basically concentrated lights that generate intense heats at the required area. A laser prostatectomy surgery hospital uses 3 types of laser surgery:
PVP (Photo-selective Vaporization of Prostate) – melts excessive prostate tissue.
HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate) – laser is used to cut off the excessive tissue, which is removed with the help of another instrument.
HoLAP (Holmium Laser Ablation of Prostate) – similar to PVP, uses another type of laser.