Holmium Laser Prostatectomy

Holmium Laser Prostatectomy is offered by STU doctors for obstructive benign prostatic hyperplasia at St Andrew’s Hospital

  • Results in lower transfusion rate, shorter period of catheterisation and shorter hospital stay when compared with transurethral resection of prostate (TURP)
  • Is equivalent to TURP for symptom relief, rate of UTI and stricture
  • Allows the retrieval of prostate tissue to detect undiagnosed prostate cancer, unlike the Greenlight Laser which causes prostate tissue vaporisation
  • Allows concurrent treatment of bladder stones if they are present
  • Requires a longer operative time than TURP.

Please discuss Holmium Laser Prostatectomy with your Urologist.

Reference: Tooher RL et al.  A Systematic Review of Holmium Laser Prostatectomy, ASERNIP-S Report No. 23.  Adelaide, South Australia: ASERNIP-S, June, 2003.