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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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How effective is green light laser surgery for prostate enlargement?

How effective is green light laser surgery for prostate enlargement?

Very effective: Green light surgery for prostate enlargement in experienced hands works as well as a traditional TURP operation. ...Read more

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What is the estimated treatment cost of green light laser therapy for the prostate?

Variable: The cost of any surgical procedure is variable. There are usually no set prices that is uniform from hospital to hospital. The total price will include variables fees from the surgeon, anethesiologist, pathology, and the use of the laser equipment. It is best to get a price quote from the hospital before the surgery since the price is negotiable. ...Read more

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I had green light laser surgery on my prostate 6 weeks ago. Have had 4 yeast infections each time with longer doses of Diflucan (fluconazole). Any ideas?

I had green light laser surgery on my prostate 6 weeks ago. Have had 4 yeast infections each time with longer doses of Diflucan (fluconazole). Any ideas?

Here are some...: Do you feel UTI-related symptoms? Had you had yeast UTI before Greenlight-PVP? How was urine collected? Are you in any form of catheterization? And do you empty bladder well? To sort these things out correctly so to reach best possible Dx for right Rx & care, follow the instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work with Doc timely... ...Read more

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What is surgical relieving prostate obstruction, preferably with laser?

What is surgical relieving prostate obstruction, preferably with laser?

May be: The green laser is used for small prostates, as an out patient or in an ambulatory service facility, same day procedure. However purist Beleive that it does not compare well with the standard TURP., ...Read more

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What prostate reduction laser surgery?

What prostate reduction laser surgery?

A procedure.: Holep and greenlight pvp are examples of laser technologies used in the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement. When the prostate enlarges to the point of causing intractable symptoms or complications, removal of tissue can be performed in several ways, including laser surgery. Lasers are used to remove excess tissue. Some advantages are potentially less bleeding than the traditional turp. ...Read more

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What is the cost of holmium laser - enucleation of prostate?

What is the cost of holmium laser - enucleation of prostate?

$3000, but varies. : Costs vary between institutions, but a 2006 analysis showed a mean cost of $2900 for the holep procedure. The most significant cost factors were the operative time, operating room surgical setup/disposables, and hospital stay. ...Read more

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Is TUMT for benign enlarged prostate still being used or is now being replaced with greenlight laser vp? Sedation for the latter (was not for TUMT)?

Is TUMT for benign enlarged prostate still being used or is now being replaced with greenlight laser vp? Sedation for the latter (was not for TUMT)?

Here are some...: TUMT has not stood its time-testing for long-term effect. How to do it depends on surgeon's experience and preference, but still requiring some form of anesthesia. Greenlight PVP has been accepted by more urologist to replace the gold-standard TURP due to its much less bleeding and side effects with comparable long-term benefits of TURP. More? Ask Urologist. ...Read more

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I have had laser surgery to my prostate and are experienced bladder leakage. What do I need to do.?

I have had laser surgery to my prostate and are experienced bladder leakage.  What do I need to do.?

Urologist: Speak to your urologist. This is likely a limited side effect that will resolve with time. Discuss with him the procedure performed and what he would plan if the incontinence does not resolve in a timely manner. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more