Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) was the most common surgical procedure for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), A number of treatments were available to treat BPH, but laser surgical treatment has several probable advantages over other procedures, like open prostatectomy and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). The advantages usually includes: bleeding will be very low, quicker recovery, no hospital stay.


  • During prostate laser operation, your surgeon will inserts a scope from the tip of patient’s penis into the tube which carries urine from the bladder (urethra).

  • The urethra was surrounded by the prostate. A laser was passed from the scope. The laser delivers energy that’s being used to shrink or to remove excess tissue that are blocking the urethra and to prevent the urine flow.

  • All lasers utilize a concentrated light to produce intense and precise heat. Laser operation will removes surplus prostate tissue by:

  • Ablation: In this the laser will melts away the excess tissue.

  • Enucleation: In this the laser rays will cut away excessive prostate tissue.

  • There are many types of prostate laser surgery, like:

  • Photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP): With the help of laser excess prostate tissue to enlarge the urinary channel.

  • Holmium laser ablation of the prostate (HoLAP): This is same procedure to PVP, excluding that a different type of laser was used to melt the excess prostate tissue.

  • Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP): The laser was utilized to cut and remove the excessive tissue that has blocked the urethra. Another instrument, which is called a morcellator, it is used to slice the prostate tissue into very small pieces that can be removed easily.

  • The type of laser operation that your doctor will perform based on many factors, like the size of prostate, your health condition, type of laser tools available and doctor’s training.