This method, developed in the USA, combines the advantages of endoscopic prostate resection (TUR-P/TURiS) with those of laser treatment. The laser is inserted into the urethra under anaesthesia through an endoscope. The laser removes the prostate tissue precisely in layers. The doctor checks the laser procedure on the screen with millimetre accuracy. As a result of the laser treatment there is hardly any bleeding, which is particularly important for patients who take blood-thinning drugs.
Today, the West German Prostate Center favors therapy with the Evolve-LIFE diode laser system because of its improved guidance and precision.