When the prostate enlarges enough to cause significant urinary symptoms, we recommend a surgical reduction in the size of the prostate. This is done by two different methods. The method that is best for you will be determined by a cystoscopy in the office prior to one of these procedures.
Greenlight Laser of the Prostate is a laser vaporization of prostatic tissue. This is done through a cystoscope (camera) and generally takes between 30-45 minutes to complete. After the procedure, a catheter will drain the urine from the bladder for a short 5 days and will be removed at home.