An Overview of GreenLight™ Laser Therapy
GreenLight™ Laser Therapy is an innovative treatment option for an enlarged prostate that combines the effectiveness of the traditional surgical procedure known as “Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate” (TURP) with fewer side effects. Over 375,000 patients have been treated using this new technology. Most patients return home a few short hours after the procedure and can return to normal, non-strenuous activities within days. The GreenLight laser system, available at Dr. Mark Allen’s Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas area urology office, delivers the ultimate benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) solution — free from urinary symptoms with less of the side effects from other treatment options.
How is GreenLight Laser Therapy for an Enlarged Prostate Performed?
GreenLight Laser Therapy is used by inserting a small fiber into the urethra through a cystoscope. The fiber carries laser energy which removes enlarged prostate tissue. Most patients usually achieve relief from their symptoms and an overall dramatic improvement in urine flow within 24 hours of the procedure. Normal activities can usually be resumed within a couple of days of the procedure and strenuous activities can be resumed within two weeks.
Advantages of GreenLight Laser Therapy
- Rapid urine flow improvement
- Quick return to normal activities
- Long lasting symptom relief
- Virtually bloodless procedure
- Over 375,000 procedures worldwide
- Outpatient procedure in otherwise healthy patients
- Less than 1% reported cases of erectile dysfunction
- Short to sometimes no catheterization (less than 24 hours in most cases)
This page should not and does not replace a face-to-face consultation with your urologist to discuss the expected outcomes and risks for each treatment. Your urologist will discuss your specific condition with you during your consultation as well as the added benefits and risks of the procedure. Laser procedures are not recommended for everyone. Only your urologist can determine if you are a candidate, based upon your history and physical examination, as well as their clinical judgment.
To learn more about GreenLight™ Laser Therapy as a treatment option for an enlarged prostate, please contact the urology office of Dr. Mark Allen, serving the communities of Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas.