Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)

Minimally invasive treatment for an enlarged prostate

An enlarged prostate can cause a great deal of discomfort and is the most common cause of urinary problems in men over 40.

Through an innovative, minimally invasive procedure called Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP), surgeons are able to successfully remove the obstruction while preserving healthy prostate tissue.

A HoLEP procedure is a minimally invasive surgery performed by using laser technology to cut and remove excess tissue from the prostate gland. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia by a urologist and generally lasts between 2 to 3 hours.

What to Expect with HoLEP Procedure

Through an innovative, minimally invasive procedure called Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP), surgeons are able to successfully remove the obstruction while preserving healthy prostate tissue.

A HoLEP procedure is a minimally invasive surgery performed by using laser technology to cut and remove excess tissue from the prostate gland. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia by a urologist and generally lasts between 2 to 3 hours.

What to Expect: Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)

The HoLEP Program Coordinator will assist you in gathering all the necessary information from your referring urologist. You may also be required to submit bloodwork, an EKG and urine culture before your consultation.

Preparing For Your Procedure

The HoLEP Program Coordinator will assist you in gathering all the necessary information from your referring urologist. You may also be required to submit bloodwork, an EKG and urine culture before your consultation.

After the procedure you can expect to stay in the hospital overnight for observation. You should feel comfortable returning to full activity levels after one week of minimal activity. Follow up appointments are recommended at 3 months, 6 months and then every 2 years.

Relief from prostate blockage is almost immediate. Some patients may experience urgency, frequent urination and leakage for up to 3 months after the procedure.

After Your Procedure

After the procedure you can expect to stay in the hospital overnight for observation. You should feel comfortable returning to full activity levels after one week of minimal activity. Follow up appointments are recommended at 3 months, 6 months and then every 2 years.

Relief from prostate blockage is almost immediate. Some patients may experience urgency, frequent urination and leakage for up to 3 months after the procedure.

Schedule a Consultation

Call 317.962.3700 for more information or to schedule a consultation

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