*Note: Prostate Laser surgery is no longer offered at False Creek Healthcare Centre; however, we now are offering the Plasma Button Procedure. The plasma button procedure treats the same condition and offers several advantages. Click here to learn more about Prostate Plasma Vaporization.
It is common for the prostate gland to become enlarged as a man ages. As the prostate enlarges, the tissue surrounding it stops it from expanding, creating an effect similar to a clamp on a garden hose. Prostate laser surgery is a minimally invasive treatment for an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). During prostate laser surgery, a laser is used to remove prostate tissue that blocks urine flow.
Men from Vancouver and all across B.C. choose False Healthcare Centre because of board-certified surgeons Dr. William Taylor and Dr. John Warner. Our Urology surgeons specialize in problems of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system.
Symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate:
- A frequent need to urinate, especially at night (nocturia)
- Stopping and starting while urinating
- The feeling you can’t completely empty your bladder
- Recurring urinary tract infections
- Inability to urinate and requiring the use of a urinary catheter to drain your bladder
- The development of bladder stones
- Kidney (renal) damage caused by blocked urinary flow
BPH Surgical Laser Technology
The BPH Surgical Laser system represents the latest technology in laser surgery. The DNA Laser produces lasers that can safely and efficiently travel through routes in the human body where no hand or scalpel has gone before. Laser surgery offers many benefits such as improved control of surgical margins, hemostasis, safety, speed, and less tissue trauma.
The Clinical Advantages of BPH Surgical Laser
Lower risk of bleeding
Laser surgery is a good option for patients taking medication to thin their blood or who have a bleeding disorder.
Fast patient recovery time
Laser surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, requiring no more than one overnight stay. Recovery generally takes 1 to 2 weeks.
Short catheterization time
Laser surgery requires the use of a urinary catheter for less than 24 hours.
Minimal side effects
Laser surgery offers improved control, safety, speed and less tissue trauma leading to minimal side effects.
Many people feel uncomfortable talking about the prostate, since the gland plays a role in both sex and urination. However, prostate enlargement is as common a part of aging. As life expectancy rises, so does the occurrence of BPH.
If you are ready to discuss your surgery needs with our board certified surgeons, request a consultation today. During your consultation your patient care adviser will discuss:
- Your medical history
- Preparing for surgery
- Potential risks and complications