There have been major recent advancements in alternative treatment options of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). Prostate laser surgery has several potential advantages over traditional TURP and open prostatectomy. The advantages that laser vaporization treatment offers generally include:
- Lower risk of bleeding. It can be a good option for men who take medication to thin their blood or who have a bleeding disorder that doesn't allow their blood to clot normally.
- No hospital stay. Laser surgery can generally be done without an overnight hospital stay or with only one night in the hospital.
- Quick recovery. Recovery from laser surgery generally offers a quicker recovery than from TURP or open surgery.
- Shorter time to foley catheter removal. Enlarged prostate procedures generally require the use of a tube (catheter) to drain urine from your bladder after surgery. With laser surgery, a catheter is generally needed for a shorter period of time.