Greenlight Laser Vaporisation

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The second type of laser treatment that I do and offer is greenlight vaporisation of the prostate.

This is very good for small prostates, and offers excellent haemostatic capabilities.

The laser fires from the side, we put the resectoscope in, and it vaporises the tissue.

At the end, you have a usually clear channel, and patients can void and pass urine through this.

Although some studies have shown good outcomes, there is a concern that the re-operation rate might be quite high with the greenlight vaporisation technique, and I use it selectively in patients with smaller prostates, or patients who are on anti-coagulation therapies such as Warfarin.

So it’s another treatment that I use, and I tailor the treatment according to the patient.