Laser Prostatectomy

(HoLEP) Laser Prostatectomy

Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate or HoLEP is a form of laser used to remove blocking tissue from the prostate gland in patients with prostatic symptoms. It is used when medications have not been effective, or are causing side effects. It can be used as the first treatment in patients with severe symptoms, or those in retention of urine.

HoLEP has been used for over 15 years worldwide, and over 10 years in the United Kingdom. It is a NICE approved treatment. This article aims to answer some of the common questions patients ask regarding the treatment, and the clinical experience of users around the world.

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