Friday, March 16, 2012

Green Light towards bloodless Prostrate surgery

Green Light Laser Surgery is also now available in Malaysia. Green Light Laser Surgery uses vaporisation of the Prostrate gland. It is best suited for enlargement of the prostrate associated with benign tumours. It has superior advantages over the standard TURP procedure.

Quoting Mr Jay Motola

Green Light Laser is one of the most common minimally invasive procedures that are performed for relief of the symptoms that are associated with BPH. The effects of this procedure are very similar to those that are achieved with the more traditional TURP(transurethral resection of the prosate) but is associated with fewer side effects, shorter periods of catheterization, quicker recovery, and no need for hospitalization. In essence, the effects of the laser can easily be compared to removing the pulp of an orange and leaving the rind behind.

Less than 1% of patient will experience 
erectile dysfunction after the procedure, and 1/3 of the patients have retrograde ejaculation after the procedure. Some of the common side effects include mild burning with urination. Although incontinence can occur with this procedure, it is very uncommon, especially when it is performed by an experienced Urologist.

Take care

Allen Lai

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