The laser techniques can be applied in many ways, such as to remove cancerous and non cancerous growths in the bladder, ureter and kidneys (for example, transitional cell carcinoma which are small in size), to remove urinary stones that cause pain, infection and/or obstruction, and to stop bleeding and remove unwanted scar tissues which are blocking the patient’s urinary tubes. Patients who undergo laser surgery will, in turn, experience therapeutic outcomes. The biggest advantage of these systems is that they allow surgeons who perform minimally invasive urological surgery through scopes (endourology) and laparoscopy/robotic (keyhole surgery) to achieve excellent patient benefits without open surgery.
With more results from worldwide experiences being published every month, doctors are now seeing that more difficult medical problems can be successfully tackled without incisions via scopes and/or very small incisions via keyhole surgery.
Post-surgical recovery time has been shortened considerably and patients endure significantly less pain and discomfort. Take, for example, Laser TURP, a procedure we performed on a non cancerous prostate growth which had failed medical therapy; we can now perform the procedure with minimal bleeding and patients need to stay less than 24 hours in hospital.