An exciting advance in the treament of Benign Prostastic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Enlarged Prostate is photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP). PVP is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a special high-energy laser to vaporize excess prostate tissue. The procedure can often be performed in our office under local anesthesia and takes between 10 and 30 minutes to perform, depending on the size of the prostate. Patients are then ready to go home within a few hours.
The procedure can also be performed as an out-patient at the hospital where both local and general anesthesia are available. Again the procedure is very short and the patient is usually ready to be discharged within a few hours.