NICE approved Greenlight Laser in 2016 for the NHS
In June 2016, we were delighted when NICE approved Greenlight Laser Surgery for treatment of BPH in the NHS.
60% of men aged over 60 suffer from this condition and this treatment could benefit 13,600 men and save the NHS £13.6 million a year.
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In 2016 advances in techniques used in prostate surgery can mean
A minimal hospital stay
Greenlight laser is the only procedure to reliably offer a day case option. Read more
Low risk of complications
Compared to other operations Greenlight laser has low risk of complications. Read more
Low risk sexual disfunction
This procedure is NOT assiciated with any reported loss of erectile capicity or new impotence. Read more
Equally efficacious in improving symptoms compared to standard surgical therapies (TURP). Read more
Rapid return to normal activity
We encourage an unrestricted return to normal activities as quickly as patient confidence allows. Read more
For older and younger men
All men with symptoms related to obstruction of urine from the bladder caused by prostate disease are suitable for this kind of surgery. Read more
Neil Barber is a Consultant Urological Surgeon who was instrumental in the introduction of the first Greenlight Laser machine into the UK in 2002 and has been involved in its evolution ever since. Read more
Richard Hindley is a Consultant Urological Surgeon. Richard successfully introduced the Greenlight laser technique into his private and NHS practices in 2005, performing the first Greenlight case in Hampshire that same year. Read more
Frequently asked questions
What kind of anaesthetic is used?
Greenlight XPS laser vapourisation of the prostate, also known as Photoselective Vapourisation of the Prostate (PVP), may be performed under general or regional local anaesthesia.
How long does it take?
Based on current experience the procedure can take between 15 minutes and one hour determined by the size of the prostate.
How long am I in hospital?
Greenlight laser vapourisation of the prostate is the ONLY procedure that can reliably offer a day case option whatever the size of the prostate.
What are the complications?
Compared with other procedures the Greenlight XPS laser has very low risk of serious complications.
Who is suitable for Greenlight laser surgery?
All men with waterworks symptoms that relate to obstruction to the outflow of urine from the bladder because of prostate disease.
Make an appointment
To make an appointment with Neil in London or Surrey please contact
his secretary Jeanette Sindle at:
Clare Park Hospital
Surrey GU10 5XX
T: 01252 850863 or 01252 544495 E: Jeanette.email@example.com
To make an appointment with Richard Hindley in London, Surrey or Hampshire please contact
his secretaries Marie Manley and Jane Fox at:
Hants, RG24 7AL
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