GreenLight™ Laser Therapy uses a laser to rapidly heat and vaporize excess prostate tissue. This relieves pressure on the urethra allowing urine to pass through it more easily. Most patients experience rapid relief of symptoms and a dramatic improvement in urine flow, typically within 24 hours.
The procedure is typically performed in the outpatient setting under general anesthesia. Patients are usually able to go home after a few hours, often without a urinary catheter.
The clinical benefits have been well-documented in more than 1,000 publications. When compared to traditional surgical options, research has shown that GreenLight laser therapy has: