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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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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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Is green light laser therapy for prostrate safe and effective?

Is green light laser therapy for prostrate safe and effective?

It can be in the rig: It can be in the right hands. Benefits of Greenlight™ Laser PVP AMS GreenLight Laser Minimal bleeding Only 30% of patients need a post-op catheter Discharge on the same day Resume normal activities in 2 to 3 days with caution Return to vigorous activity level in 4 to 6 weeks Complications occur infrequently and are mild if they do Post-operative impotence has not been associated with PVP Retrograde ejaculation is less likely with PVP Erectile Dysfunction is not typical in PVP patients Long-term success in improved urine flow Fewer symptoms of urinary obstruction - See more at: http://www.roboticoncology.com/greenlight-laser/#sthash.situvoCp.dpuf ...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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enlarged prostate/ luts, started flomax (tamsulosin) and proscar. 4 episododes of dark stained underwear. urine test done. is catscan and cystoscopy needed? .6p

 enlarged prostate/ luts,  started flomax (tamsulosin) and proscar.  4 episododes of dark stained underwear. urine test done. is catscan and cystoscopy needed? .6p

Possible prostatitis: An enlarged prostate with staining of underwear could be due to prostatitis. Is there discomfort on urination? What did the urine test show? Be sure to get a urinalysis with microscopic exam and a urine culture. Get a PSA test to rule out prostate cancer. If these don't give the answer, get a cystoscopy and possibly catscan. Feel free to consult me on HealthTap if you want to discuss further. ...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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Transurethral resection of the prostate (turp) -- who does it and why?

Transurethral resection of the prostate (turp) -- who does it and why?

For obstruction: Turp is done by urologists when medical treatment fails, to relive the obstruction at the level of prostate usually caused by enlarged benign prostate gland. ...Read more

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Which is better for shrinking sebaceous glands (oily face): blue light or laser treatment?

Which is better for shrinking sebaceous glands (oily face): blue light or laser treatment?

Sebaceous glands: Neither treatment is specific for sebaceous glands. A co2 resurfacing laser (or dermabrasion) can destroy the tops of the glands, but is an aggressive treatment. Individual glands can be shaved flat for cosmetic purposes. Accutane therapy will shrink sebaceous glands but needs to be carefully monitored by your dermatologist with blood tests. ...Read more

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Is green light laser therapy effective and safe?

Is green light laser therapy effective and safe?

Check with Urologist: While there are minor physical differences between red and green laser beams, medical benefits depends upon the type of device used in its delivery, besides the patient's condition. Feel better ...Read more

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Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Is a mix of saw palmetto .320mg and bets-sitosterol 100mg, pumpkin seed, corn silk, pygeum a good mix for enlarged prostate?

Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Is a mix of saw palmetto .320mg and bets-sitosterol 100mg, pumpkin seed, corn silk, pygeum a good mix for enlarged prostate?

See below: There is conflicting and contradictory research about the benefits of supplements for prostate symptoms. Saw palmetto most studied. Despite much anecdotal evidence suggesting benefit(s) from the supplements you mention, high quality and more reliable research seem to indicate that these supplements have little or no benefit for reducing bph-related symptoms. Very high placebo response. ...Read more

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Condiloma acuminatae inside urinary meatus. I had 5 interventions with laser, radio waves or electrocauter. No effect. Continue to appear.

Condiloma acuminatae inside urinary meatus. I had 5 interventions with laser, radio waves or electrocauter. No effect.  Continue to appear.

See below: May need to see urologist to have urethra (tube from bladder to meatus) checked for lesions & treated. Perhaps intra-urethral Aldara (imiquimod) (imiqimod) combined with laser etc will eliminate virus causing lesions. ...Read more

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Is the Argon laser beneficial for hypertrophic acne scars?

Is the Argon laser beneficial for hypertrophic acne scars?

Derm.: Argon laser not usually utilized for hypertrophic acne scarring. Successful treatment of acne scarring requires not only an understanding of appropriate treatments for different scar types, but also skilled execution of the procedure by the physician. See a cosmetic dermatologist for best evaluation. ...Read more

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Conventional diode laser vs pascal for retina. Any difference in therapeutic efficacy? Like pascal leads to less burns from laser?

Conventional diode laser vs pascal for retina. Any difference in therapeutic efficacy? Like pascal leads to less burns from laser?

Depends laser MD: The pascal theoretically causes less damage with computer generated patterns. Energy is more precise, delivered in a more preset pattern. Ower and time settings (equal to total energy delivered) tend to be less. Its wavelength 577 is absorbed by blood and the rpe. Diode is a higher wavelength and is absorbed by the rpe and choroid-the burns tend to be wider. In micropulse mode they're equal. ...Read more

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What is transurethral resection of the prostate (turp) used for?

Enlarged prostate: It is surgical resection for benign prostate hyperplasia ( enlargement). ...Read more

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How well does laser surgery in prostate cancer work?

How well does laser surgery in prostate cancer work?

Laser-not for cancer: Laser surgery is for the treatment of an enlarged prostate, not prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is treated in one of many ways but not laser ...Read more

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Has nylons heard of artery empolization for the prostrate I take doxazosin but it doesn't shrink the prostrate and I looking at gee light laser surger?

Has nylons heard of artery empolization for the prostrate I take doxazosin but it doesn't shrink the prostrate and I looking at gee light laser surger?

Very new: Embolization of Prostate is not real new but not yet the best choice for BPH. Green light laser is top surgery for benign enlargement . Has your doc recommended Flomax, (tamsulosin) Proscar, Jayln, Avadart the more specific pills for BPH. Doxazosin is an oldie but goodie but the newer ones could be tried before surgery of any type ...Read more

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Are diod laser hair removal machines harmful while breast feeding? Or normal?

Are diod laser hair removal machines  harmful while breast feeding? Or normal?

Can't breast feed: During actual treatment, but otherwise, laser hair removal will cause no problems in a breast-feeding mother. This is light, not ionizing radiation, and it does not penetrate deeply enough to affect milk ducts or anything other than the hair follicles and skin itself. ...Read more

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What amount does laser hair removal cost?

Varies: the cost varies from experience of practitioner and the quality of their lasers. Large areas more than small 9 chest ve face) Figure legs would be about $2000 for the package of 7 the back may be more. ...Read more

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Can I have laser hair removal and isotretinoin simultaneously? Black American skin. Past laser mole removal while on isotretinoin w/o scarring.

Can I have laser hair removal and isotretinoin simultaneously? Black American skin. Past laser mole removal while on isotretinoin w/o scarring.

There should: be no problem with skin treatments while on isotretinoin. That being said, because you are more prone to scarring due to your skin type please make sure you are being treated by an expert. That means a Board Certified Dermatologist, Plastic Surgeon, or Cosmetic Surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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?

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?

$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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Is there a laser treatment that would shrink an enlarged prostate?

Lasers for prostate: Yes for benign prastatic hypertrophy, green lght lasers are used to burn the prat og prostate with the laser and it is quite successful if you qualify, if the tumour is not too big. ...Read more

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Which is better for prostate removal: laser or laparoscopic surgery?

Which is better for prostate removal: laser or laparoscopic surgery?

Ask your urologist: what is diagnosis? As a young person, erectile function may be important to you. Get full explanation of risks, options,benefits of each technique. ...Read more

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Which is better for prostate removal: laser or laparoscopic surgery?

Which is better for prostate removal: laser or laparoscopic surgery?

Robotic: Robotic surgery for prostate surgery has increase in the recent years, because of better optics and great outcomes compared to open surgery and simple laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoid banding and laser coagulation cause slight prostate inflammation?

Can hemorrhoid banding and laser coagulation cause slight prostate inflammation?

PROSTATITIS EVAL: YES IT CAN : PROSTATITIS CAN B tough to treat. Hopefully you have seen a urologist recently. Tx with doxycycline. I would recheck labs /UA C&S. & testosterone if no response ,cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be needed for 8-10wks. Recheck labs and culture. You also need abdominal/pelvic/prostate US R/O prostate stones. Also switch to gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may also be tried if no change. ...Read more

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Discomfort in the prostate area upon awaking. Frequent urination during night with decrease stream. Better during the day. Blue light laser in 2012. ?

Discomfort in the prostate area upon awaking. Frequent urination during night with decrease stream.  Better during the day. Blue light laser in 2012. ?

Prostatitis.: You may be suffering from an infection of the prostate, or even a urinary tract infection. I think you should see your doctor for further testing and treatment. ...Read more

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How well does laser surgery in prostate cancer work?

Laser-not for cancer: Laser surgery is for the treatment of an enlarged prostate, not prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is treated in one of many ways but not laser ...Read more

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TUMT for benign enlarged prostate had no post erection, incontinence or other side effect. Worked great. Why, then, would a patient want a laser vp?

TUMT for benign enlarged prostate had no post erection, incontinence or other side effect. Worked great. Why, then, would a patient want a laser vp?

Choice: Everyone is different and not one procedure is right for everyone and not every person has the same side effects or complications as others. ...Read more

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Is green laser pointer radiation dangerous for humans and pets with normal use?

Is green laser pointer radiation dangerous for humans and pets with normal use?

Normal use , No: When used as a pointer device for audio-visual presentations green and/or red laser light pointers are perfectly safe. These laser pointers should never be directly pointed at humans or animals, especially in the face, as they can cause permanent damage to the eyes. ...Read more

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My eyebrows tatto done 6 years ago it was brown and i covered by baig tatto now I trying to remove by q switshed laser but it comes to green what i do?

My eyebrows tatto done 6 years ago it was brown and i covered by baig tatto now I trying to remove by q switshed laser but it comes to green what i do?

Which laser used?: I would need to know which q-switched laser was used. The Ruby and Alexandrite are good for green, while the Q-switched 1064/532 is not. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Laser (Definition)

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