L&D is now able to offer laser prostate surgery for men suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms from an enlarged prostate. The L&D is one of very few centres in the region to be able to offer this type of surgery called HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate)
Aready, the majority of prostate operations are carried out using laser surgery which is largely replacing the traditional procedure Transurethral Resection of the P (TURP). In fact the laser treatment has gone so well that surgeons in the Urology Department have just completed their 100th case.
There are a number of benefits for patients from having laser surgery:
At the L&D two Consultant urological surgeons, Mr F Khan and Mr A Saleemi, have received training and mentorship in HoLEP surgery from an international expert based at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. Both our surgeons achieved excellent results in laser surgery over the last year.
All patients undergo a full outpatient evaluation, including PSA testing, urinary flow tests, urodynamic testing along with a symptom questionaire before they are considered for laser prostate surgery.