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Many BPH therapies have come and gone over the years. For a while, Urologists were interested in the use of radio-frequency current (RF) or microwaves to treat BPH. These therapies had the serious disadvantage of requiring significant catheterization periods following the procedure. Extended catheterization often caused excessive pain upon urination along with many other negative after-effects during the long recovery period.
Doctors are always looking for progressive new ways to treat BPH in order to provide men with the best possible outcome from their therapy. For decades, the mainstay of surgical treatment was TransUrethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP). Although TURP was efficient in opening a channel in an obstructed prostatic urethra, the procedure had an unacceptably high level of morbidity that drove companies to develop safer and more effective alternatives.
BPH treatments have evolved greatly with technology and surgical lasers are the ideal tool for surgeons treating BPH. Studies show surgical lasers minimize discomfort and recovery time of BPH treatments while delivering good clinical outcomes. Unfortunately, not all surgical lasers are the same and the differences in lasers can affect your health and healing. By understanding these differences you can make a more educated choice as to which laser may be best for you.