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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. Al Hegab
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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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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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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 posted before asking how to find a surgeon who does the procedure I need frequently. What other questions should I ask about green light laser. Thx?

I posted before asking how to find a surgeon who does the procedure I need frequently.  What other questions should I ask about green light laser. Thx?

Excellent question: Firstly find out where the urologist performs the green light surgery then how many the urologist has performed all together, and how many in the past year. Then you can check with the hospital and find the same information. Neither should have anything to hide. You may also ask how many patients developed strictures (narrowing) of bladder neck following surgery. Don't hesitate to get 2nd opinion. ...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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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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Laser (Definition)

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