Prostate Laser

Lasers in the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia

In 1996 the FDA (the North American agency responsible for the regulation of medical procedures) approved lasers for the treatment of obstructive BPH. Since then, many kinds of lasers have been developed.This technique destroys prostate tissue by producing thermal energy that is conducted through a fiber inserted through the urethra, which is used to cut, coagulate and vaporize the tissue and convert it into CO2 and water vapor.