Green Light Ablation of Prostate

Introduction
Green light ablation of prostate is laser treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. This treatment involves the targeted application of lasers to the prostate’s enlarged tissues.

Treatment
To treat male urological problems resulting from an enlarged prostate, such as urine blockage, a small fiber will be inserted into the urethra through a cytoscope. The fiber delivers high-energy pulses of green light to the prostatic tissue. The prostate absorbs the green light and the targeted tissue is eradicated through photo-selective vaporization. This procedure is performed under general or local anesthesia and usually is completely bloodless.

Prognosis
After a green light ablation operation, most men experience a rapid restoration of urine flow and a relief of the other Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms. Patients may experience some burning during urination or blood in the urine as a result of the surgery. Increased desire to urinate is also common. However, the Green Light Ablation is quite effective in treating BPH.

Resources
American Medical Systems