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Prostate Laser Surgery for Enlarged Prostate Urinary Symptom Relief


For severe benign prostatic hyperplasia treatments, surgery is often the answer and usually requires complete removal of the enlarged prostate. There are several surgical options. Most of these options are performed in the hospital setting, although some laser procedures can be done comfortably in the office. Dr Kella has performed all the procedures below.

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), the most common procedure, involves inserting a scope into the penis to reach the prostate and remove it in small pieces. TURP is being replaced by newer procedures such as Thullium, Holmium, and Green-light laser therapy for enlarged prostate. The laser allows tissue to be vaporized.

There is minimal bleeding during a laser procedure. Some patients may still need to spend a night in the hospital. Usually the catheter can be removed after 24 hours. The laser offers the advantage of minimal char. This allows for faster healing and less irritative side effects. Less than 1% of men experience sexual dysfunction after laser therapy. Read more



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A San Antonio urologist, Naveen Kella M.D. is the Founder of the Urology Place. He is one of the most experienced surgeons in the country with robotic prostate cancer surgery.


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