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.