Greenlight laser prostatectomy

Greenlight laser prostatectomy

The removal of obstructing prostate tissue by photoselective (green-light) vaporisation of the tissue with a proprietary device. The Greenlight system is generally used after medical therapy with alpha blockers has failed to relieve the obstruction to the urinary flow. The decision to perform the procedure may be based on a high International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS).
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