Greenlight Laser Therapy for Enlarged Prostate
Greenlight Laser Therapy Information:
GreenLight™ Laser Therapy is a minimally invasive treatment option that combines the effectiveness of the traditional surgical procedure known as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) with fewer side effects. The GreenLight laser system delivers the ultimate BPH solution - free from urinary symptoms, free from compromise, free to go!
GreenLight is suitable for most patients with an enlarged prostate. With nearly 500,000 procedures performed worldwide, the GreenLight procedure is creating a new standard of care — a standard that offers freedom from enlarged prostate symptoms.
Most patients return home a few short hours after the GreenLight procedure and can return to normal, non-strenuous activities within days.
Advantages of the GreenLight Laser Therapy treatment may include:
Rapid urine flow improvement
Quick return to normal activities
Virtually bloodless procedure
Less than 1% reported cases of erectile dysfunction
Less than 24 hours of catheterization in most cases
Outpatient procedure in otherwise healthy patients
Long-lasting symptom relief
Jeffrey Bennett MD is our Greenlight Laser Therapy Specialist at South Shore Urology.
Greenlight Laser Therapy Animation
What is an Enlarged Prostate
The prostate is a male reproductive gland that produces the fluid that carries sperm during ejaculation. It surrounds the urethra, the tube through which urine passes out of the body.
An enlarged prostate means the gland has grown bigger. Prostate enlargement happens to almost all men as they get older. As the gland grows, it can press on the urethra and cause urination and bladder problems.
An enlarged prostate is often called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or benign prostatic hypertrophy. It is not cancer, and it does not raise your risk for prostate cancer.