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Understanding the prostate

man 60 years old picking tomatoes

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that forms part of the male reproductive system. The prostate secretes fluid that carries sperm. It surrounds the urethra, the canal which carries urine from the bladder out of the body. With age and time, the prostate enlarges causing pressure on the urethra, similar to a clamp on a garden hose. This causes problems with urination.

Prostate Anatomy

What does laser vaporization do?

PVP (Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate) offers a unique and simple solution to BPH because it combines the effectiveness of TURP, the surgical “gold standard” with the safety, comfort and ease of a minimally invasive heat treatment.The laser system uses a very high powered laser which immediately vaporizes and precisely removes enlarged prostate tissue.

Most patients return home a few short hours after the PVP procedure and can return to normal, non-strenuous activities within days.

normal and enlarged prostate