The Green Light Laser Prostatectomy is similar to the TURP, except that it uses laser energy instead of electricity. A cystoscope, or fiber-optic telescope, is inserted into the urethra. A laser fiber is inserted through the scope and laser energy is applied to the prostate. The inside part of the prostate that is causing blockage is vaporized by the laser.
*The advantage of this procedure is that blood loss is usually very low. This procedure can even be performed on men taking aspirin or blood thinners. *The patient usually returns home catheter-free in less than 24 hours.