What is Prostate and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?

The Prostate is an organ forming part of the male reproductive system. It is located immediately below the bladder and just in front of the bowel. Its main function is to produce fluid which protects and enriches sperm. In younger men the prostate is about the size of a walnut. It is doughnut shaped as it surrounds the beginning of the urethra, the tube that conveys urine from the bladder to the penis. The nerves that control erections surround the prostate.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (also called BPH) is a condition that affects the prostate gland in men. The prostate is a gland found between the bladder (where urine is stored) and the urethra (the tube urine passes through). As men age, the prostate gland slowly grows bigger (or enlarges). As the prostate gets bigger, it may press on the urethra and cause the flow of urine to be slower and less forceful. "Benign" means the enlargement isn't caused by cancer or infection. "Hyperplasia" means enlargement.



Prostate Treatment with InfraRed Diode Laser:

This method in BPH is downsizing the prostate by vaporization of prostate by inserting through urethra. Today, this operation type is commonly used all over the world in surgical treatment of prostate enlargement.

Anesthesia method: Mask or spinal anesthesia

Operation: inserting through tip of penis with camera

Operation duration: 30 min - 2 hours

Recovery period: 1 week - 1 month

Duration of hospital stay: 1 day


Why InfraRed (Red Light) Diode Laser?

-Compared to the green light laser, since absorption of InfraRED Diode Laser (red light) in water and blood cells is high, probability of damage to urinary bladder is low.

-Unlike green light probes, probe energy of InfraRED Diode Laser is not restricted. Therefore, it can operate quickly and it can also vaporize even heavier than 60 gr by using one probe. Thanks to this the process is concluded more economically.

-Since the light of InfraRED Diode Laser is not at visible wavelength unlike green light, image quality is better.


Advantages of Red Light:

•    Minimally invasive BPH treatment

•    Hospital stay is not necessary

•    Applicable to all size of prostate

•    Ends complaint of urinary incontinence

•    Low pain and less blood

•    Short treatment time

•    Safe and effective

•    Less syndrome

•    No post operative hospitalization