Thulium laser therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Overview

Benign prostatic hyperplasia: Benign prostatic hyperplasia usually causes lower urinary tract symptoms such as frequency, urgency, nocturia, weak stream, intermittency, and terminal dribbling which bothers the men much.

 

Features

Thulium laser therapy is done through urethrocystoscopy using thulium laser instead of traditional cutting electro-cauterization loop.

The use of thulium laser has the benefit of less invasive, minimal blood loss, shorter catheterization period and hospital stay. It also has the benefit of better preservation of erectile function and less complications such as hyponatremia, TUR syndrome.

The purpose of the treatment is to relieve the bladder outlet obstruction and relieve the lower urinary tract symptoms such as frequency, urgency, nocturia, weak stream, intermittency, and terminal dribbling.

 

Procedure

Under spinal or epidural anesthesia, Thulium laser is introduced through an urethrocystoscopy into the prostatic urethra and deliver vaporesection or vapoenucleation of the adenoma which make the bladder outlet obstruction.

 

Notification

The following risk and complications are low:

  • Risk of Anesthesia
  • Infection
  • Hemorrhage
  • Incontinence
  • Retrograde ejaculation

 

Estimated Cost

The procedure cost is about 137,250~140,300 NTD, prices are subject to change without prior notice, and need to pay in accordance with the actual medical expenses.

Pre-operative endoscopic picture showed the adenoma of the prostate which causes bladder outlet obstruction.

Post-operative endoscopic picture showed the adenoma of the prostate was removed by thulium laser and there is no bladder outlet obstruction.