Holmium laser Prostate Surgery
Holmium laser surgery is minimally invasive and ideally suited for treatment of an enlarged prostate. Also called holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), the procedure uses a laser to remove tissue that is blocking urine flow through the prostate. It requires no incisions and provides a lasting solution.
The procedure is performed endoscopically and lasts approximately one hour. The postoperative recovery period is comfortable, with a stay of between 24 and 48 hours. HoLEP offers faster recovery and symptom relief compared with other more traditional methods. Re-treatment is rarely needed, and results have demonstrated to last over 7 years.
Hospital Ochoa were pioneers in Spain when we began using HoLEP in 2003. We have performed this surgical technique on 800 patients, all with successful results.