What is Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate?

Greenlight laser photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) is a method of BPH treatment in which the adenomatous tissue of the prostate is destroyed with hemostasis being simultaneously achieved. During the procedure a high-powered laser is passed through specialized KTP crystals, which halve its wavelength (to 532 nm) and give it a green tint. The high-density energy quickly warms and then vaporizes the prostatic tissue layer-by-layer. Both prostatic lobes and isthmus can be treated this way. As the procedure involves very little to no bleeding, the surgeon retains a good view of the surgical field. Another advantage of PVP is that it does not lead to complication commonly seen following TURP procedures. The recovery period is also shorter – you should be able to resume normal activities within 4-5 days.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

BPH is an extremely common condition, affecting roughly 50% of men over the age of 75. It refers to an enlargement of the prostate. As it gets bigger, it may compress or obstruct the urethra, leading to problems with urination. This, in turn, can negatively impact one’s quality of life.


Your BPH treatment will start with a thorough work-up, which will determine whether you are a candidate for the procedure. It will include the following investigations:

  • Extensive blood work-up (including CBC, CMP, electrolyte levels, coagulation factors, and PSA (total and free)
  • Urine tests (urinalysis and culture)
  • Completed IPSS (International Prostate Symptom Score) form
  • Urinary tract US scan (including residual urine volume)
  • In some cases a prostate biopsy will be required.
  • Senior urologist consultation

Photoselective Vaporization Cost

Cost of the procedure is comprised of:

  • Preoperative preparation (ECG, chest X-ray and an anesthesiologist consultation)
  • PVP and 2 days of hospitalization
  • Disposable surgical materials and equipment

It is advised you remain in Israel for approximately 4-5 days following your BPH treatment for outpatient follow-up and care.

Benign prostate hyperplasia-related symptoms can significantly decrease the quality of your life. But you don’t have to suffer. Manor Medical Group has the solution. Contact us now to sign up for our BPH treatment in Israel program.

Please Note

The suggested treatment program (with a specialist recommended by us) will take place at Assuta Medical Center. If you would like, we can instead arrange the treatment at one of Israel’s public hospitals. In such case, the cost of the surgery (not including the logistics package) will be 20 to 30 per cent lower. However, while we can definitely guarantee that the surgery will be performed by one of that hospital’s top experts, the name of the particular expert will be selected based on their rotation schedule.

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