New minimally invasive surgical technique
Frequent urination, a hesitant, interrupted, weak stream, and discomforting urgency of leaking and dribbling, which are a nightmare for many men, result most often from a benign enlargement of the prostate (benign prostate hyperplasia – BPH). Almost every second man after the age of 50 is affected, and consequently it is the most frequently occurring disease in men. Incase of the so-called benign prostate hyperplasia, prostate tissue grows into in the area of the urethra.
Various options for the treatment of benign prostate enlargement are available. The type of procedure selected depends on the subjective symptoms of the patient. In the initial phase, medications can be prescribed that reduce the swelling and act as a relaxing agent. Later only surgical procedures can relief the symptoms. Aside from the classical prostate resection (TURP), the West German Prostate Center, offers two innovative procedures of modern laser therapy. These procedures remove obstructive prostate tissue. Advantages are minimally invasiveness, less blood loss, and quick recovery:
- Greenlight Laser Therapy
- LIFE laser therapy with the EvolveTM diode laser system 180