Photoselective Vaporisation of the Prostate (PVP) Laser Therapy

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) can negatively affect urinary function, disrupting your daily routine. Find out if our minimally invasive treatment is the right solution for you by talking to your doctor.

Photoselective Vaporisation of the Prostate (PVP) Laser Therapy

Photoselective vaporisation of the prostate (PVP) Laser Therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment option for BPH that combines the effectiveness of the traditional surgical procedure TURP with fewer side effects. This procedure consists of a high-powered laser inserted through the urethra, which immediately vaporises and precisely removes enlarged prostate tissue. In many cases, PVP Laser Therapy also offers a shorter hospital stay, less catheterisation time, less bleeding, and a faster recovery than traditional surgical options.1-5

How It Works

During the procedure, your Urologist uses a laser to rapidly heat and vaporise the excess prostate tissue, resulting in a larger channel for urine to pass through. Removing the excess tissue rapidly restores natural urine flow in most patients.

The Procedure

The PVP procedure is typically performed in a hospital setting under general anaesthesia. Most patients experience rapid relief of BPH symptoms and improvement in urine flow after the procedure. Your Urologist can tell you more about the surgical procedure.

Recovery

Every patient’s experience is different, and you should talk to your Urologist about what to expect. After the procedure patients typically go home either the same day or after an overnight stay, at the discretion of the Urologist. If a urinary catheter was placed in the bladder at the end of the procedure, it will typically be removed within 24 hours. However, some patients may require a catheter for a longer time. Patients can usually return to everyday activities within a short time. As with any medical procedure, complications can occur. Side effects include, but are not limited to:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Irritation of the bladder, resulting in frequent and/or urgent need to urinate
  • Irritation of the urethra, resulting in frequent urination and/or a burning sensation
  • Retrograde ejaculation (during sexual climax, semen travels backward to the bladder rather than exiting through the penis)

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