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.
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:
Cost of the procedure is comprised of:
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.