Greenlight laser therapy is commonly used to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlargement of the prostate. This treatment allows normal urine flow from the bladder to be restored, and it also eases away your urinary symptoms almost immediately. Greenlight laser therapy offers many benefits over traditional surgery. It is generally done as an outpatient procedure or at worst an overnight hospital stay. The recovery from laser surgery is very quick, and the catheter, used to drain out urine after an enlarged prostate procedure, stays in place for less than 24 hours.
Greenlight laser therapy can also be used to alleviate the symptoms or avoid the complications associated with blocked urine flow. It can be used to manage recurrent UTIs, kidney damage, bladder stones and incontinence (inability to control urination).