Laser Prostate Ablation

Normal vs enlarged prostate.

Normal vs enlarged prostate.

Laser treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is therapy that removes obstructing prostatic tissue from the urethra. The outer covering of the prostate (capsule) is left intact. Laser therapy is minimally invasive and therefore can be performed in the office setting or in the outpatient surgical setting. Pain from the procedure is minimal and patients rarely need pain medication after laser therapy. The day following the procedure, most patients notice improved urinary stream, better bladder emptying and reduced urinary symptoms.

Other names for laser prostate therapy include: photoselective vaporization of the prostate, laser prostatectomy, laser prostate ablation, or laser enucleation of the prostate. Different modalities of laser include the KTP or greenlight, diode, or holmium lasers.

The doctors at Napa Valley Urology Associates regularly perform laser prostate ablation. They are one of the most experienced practices performing in-office laser prostate ablation on the west coast.