What is Laser prostate vaporization?
We are talking about a urological procedure whose purpose is to use laser technology to eliminate prostate tissue in the event of a benign growth that is causing urination problems.
It is considered as a minimally invasive procedure, which reduces the time of surgery, bleeding, and favors recovery. It is usually widely recommended for patients who are under treatment with anticoagulants.
Before the procedure:
- Have an honest conversation with your ABC doctor about the expectations and possibilities of the procedure.
- A six-hour fasting is usually recommended prior to surgery.
- Remember to tell your doctor if you are under any medical treatment, especially if it is with antiplatelets and/or anticoagulants.
After the procedure:
Laser prostate vaporization is a faster and safer procedure than conventional surgery, so it is likely that you will be able to leave the hospital the day after surgery.
During the first weeks you will experience slight bleeding and pain when urinating, those discomforts will completely disappear in about a month.
It is important that you hydrate well and avoid making great physical efforts after the surgery, including sexual activity, which you must suspend for at least two weeks. Contact your ABC doctor immediately if you develop a fever or pain that does not stop.
- Trouble urinating.
In our High Specialty Surgery Center, we perform more than 7,000 cutting-edge surgical procedures each year with state-of-the-art technology.
Our mission is to provide you with general and highly specialized medical-surgical services with the highest standards of quality and safety comparable with international centers of excellence through a multidisciplinary team that uses evidence-based clinical protocols that guarantee the best assistance and care of your health.
ABC Medical Center has always been known for practicing cutting-edge medicine. Our commitment to innovate keeps us as leaders in the practice of this discipline.
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- Malek RS, Kuntzman RS, Barrett DM. Photoselective potassium -titanyl-phosphate laser vaporization of the benign obstructive prostate: observations on long-term outcomes. J Urol 2005;174(4 Pt 1):1344-1348.
- Wendt-Nordahl G, Huckele S, Honeck P, et al. 980-nm Diode laser: a novel laser technology for vaporization of the prostate. Eur Urol 2007;52(6):1723-1728.