The Greenlight Laser, also called photoselective prostatic vaporisation (PPV) laser is a state of the art surgical technique

Greenlight Laser
The greenlight laser is the latest in prostatic surgery and considered the greatest step forward in the field in the last 20 years

Used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), it uses a potassium-titanyl-phosphate KTP laser to literally vaporise obstructive tissue, which unblocks the urethra allowing urine to flow out normally. It has a series of advantages over other conventional prostate surgery techniques:

• Virtually bleeding free

• No transfusion required

• Minimum or practically no risk of impotence and urinary incontinence.

• Glands of any size

• Discharged in 24-48 hours, Without drip and with rapid and comfortable recovery

Other techniques such as: prostatectomy via abdominal insertion or transurethral resection of the prostate (TUR)

• Operations, which lead to major blood loss

• Risk of blood transfusion

• Risk of both impotence and urinary incontinence

• Limited to small and medium-sized glands

• Discharged after a minimum of 5 days

• Recovery: 4 - 6 weeks

All surgery represents certain inherent and associated risks. The most common after-effects of photoselective prostate vaporisation (PPV) are traces of blood in urine and/or pain when urinating, but these effects are minor and disappear quickly.

The specialist performing this new technique is the urologist Doctor Aziz Fakiani.