What is Trans-Urethral Laser Enucleation of Prostate?
In Trans-Urethral Laser Enucleation of Prostate laser energy is used to separate the prostate from its outer rim fascia as you might peel an orange. The obstructing adenoma is then completely detached and placed into the bladder, where it is then pulverized and removed. A patient may wear the catheter for a few days until all blood in urine has dissipated.
Trans-Urethral Laser Enucleation of Prostate is generally used on very large glands which are larger than 100 grams and not amenable to be treated with laser vaporization or traditional TURP. Dr. Ebrahimi fellowship trained in endourology explains that while this is a difficult procedure to master, the results are excellent. This procedure requires general or regional anesthesia, and may cause retrograde ejaculation. Rarely, it may cause slight stress urinary incontinence.