Laser treatment now also for large glands
The Westdeutsche Prostatazentrum is the first center in Germany to feature a modern high-power diode laser in addition to the proven Greenlight laser. With a power of 180 watts, the laser is now also able to treat prostate glands weighing more than 100 grams. Up to now, such patients had to have their excess prostate tissue removed by open prostate surgery involving high blood loss,"explains Dr. Stephan Neubauer, urologist at the WPZ. Patients with cardiovascular diseases and increased bleeding tendency in particular now benefit from the innovative high-performance laser.
The principle is simple: the diode laser is inserted into the urethra under anaesthesia through an endoscope. The endoscope allows the treating urologist to gently remove the excess tissue and monitor the procedure safely on the screen. The treatment takes only 45-60 minutes, even in patients with an above-average prostate gland, and is performed under full or spinal anesthesia.
Experience in demand
However, in addition to technology, the surgeon's experience still plays an important role,"emphasizes the specialist in the field of benign prostate enlargement. Only those who carry out such interventions on a regular basis can guarantee safe working and avoid serious side effects such as incontinence and impotence.