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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 are suitable of this kind of surgery. Even if they have had surgery before.

Compared to all other surgical options, Greenlight laser surgery has advantages in terms of:

For younger men
  • A short hospital stay
  • A rapid return to normal activities, including work
  • The least risk of impact on sexual function

For older men
  • A short hospital stay
  • A rapid return to normal activities
  • A zero risk of heavy blood loss and the need for blood transfusion, whatever the size of the prostate
  • An exceptional safety profile for those with other medical conditions

For men taking antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy e.g aspirin, clopidogril, warfarin, Greenlight laser surgery has a proven safety profile that no other prostate surgery can offer. Indeed, most surgeons would ask patients to STOP these medications prior to surgery. This reduces the risk of heavy bleeding e.g during and after TURP, but is associated with a proven small risk in cardiovascular complications after surgery, including strokes and heart attacks.