The GreenLight PVP Procedure is a breakthrough treatment option
for BPH performed with an 80-watt KTP laser. The GreenLight PVP
Procedure combines the 'Best of Both Worlds' - it is minimally invasive
and it offers the immediate and long lasting results of more aggressive
surgical options, such as TURP, TUIP and Open Prostatectomy.
What makes this laser wavelength so effective is its absorption
by hemoglobin. Because of its high absorption by hemoglobin, the
laser completely vaporizes the prostate tissue quickly and seals
the blood vessels, thereby causing very little bleeding. The benefit
of immediate vaporization is that there is no tissue left behind.
Laser energy is delivered through a side-firing, non-contact fiber
inserted through a continuous flow cystoscope.
Since the GreenLight PVP Procedure is done in an outpatient
setting, patients are released within a few hours after the treatment.
Many patients (more than 40%) do not require a catheter. In most
cases the patient will experience minimal pain, blood in the urine
or other side effects of TURP. While the patient should avoid strenuous
exercise, resumption of normal activity can generally be resumed
the very next day. He should be able to return to work soon after