Advantages of Greenlight Laser Prostatectomy

Greenlight Laser Prostatectomy vs. Transurethral Resection Prostate (TURP)

Greenlight LaserTURP
Length of hospital stayOvernight2-3 nights
Anticoagulant therapyCan be continued Must be stopped prior to surgery
BleedingNone to minimalCan continue for up to 48 hours
PacemakerNot affectedNeeds to be switched off during procedure
Catheter removal
(post-surgery, if required)
Within 12 hours2-4 days
Bladder washoutsNot neededContinues for 12-24 hours
Restoration of normal lifestyleReturn to work in several daysMay need 2-3 weeks off work