Thulium Laser for Prostate
The thulium laser revolutionized the field of surgery, one of which is the minimally invasive prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) in cases of benign or malignant prostate enlargement. They are more powerful than other lasers because they emit a higher energy beam, at a wavelength that is not absorbed by water. This allows surgeons to perform cuts with greater accuracy and speed without damaging surrounding tissues, leading to less pain and faster recovery times. In addition, Thulium lasers are safer than other lasers because they do not produce heat, so there is no danger of burning nearby tissue.
What this means for you:
- Minimal bleeding
- Low risk of infection and complication
- Shorter duration of urinary catheter use after the procedure (less than 24 hours)
- Shorter hospital stay (less than 24-48 hours)