HoLEP for BPH

HoLEP laser treatment for prostate problems (BPH)

prostate mapping

What is HoLEP?

HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the prostate) is a modern alternative to traditional surgery for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms by removing obstructing tissue from the prostate, using a laser. The treatment has National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) approval with clinical supporting data of more than 10 years.

HoLEP has many advantages over conventional TURP procedure including:

  • No limits on the size of the prostate that can be lasered.
  • Bleeding after the procedure is minimal.
  • Discharge is often quicker with some patients going home the same day.
  • The chance of recurrence requiring further surgery is very low.
  • There are fewer associated complications than with TURP surgery.
  • It is suitable for patients on blood-thinning medication.

Am I suitable for this treatment?

For men older than 50 years, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common prostate problem. HoLEP treatment is performed to help with urinary symptoms caused by BPH such as:

  • The etention of urine meaning you feel like you always need to go.
  • A poor flow.
  • Dribbling on the trousers after urination.
  • Having to get up at night to pass urine.
  • Waiting a long time to start passing urine.
  • Urgent and frequent urination.

What results can I expect?

Usually you need to stay in hospital overnight and should be able to go home the next day without a catheter, depending upon the amount of tissue that has to be removed. You should experience rapid symptom relief and a quick recovery with minimal risk of damage to healthy tissue, impotence or prolonged incontinence.

How much does it cost?

We offer competitive all-inclusive package prices making it easy to pay for your own treatment.  Please email us or call 01245 200307 for a price.

We have agreements in place with all of the major health insurance providers. So, if you are insured, please call your insurance company for authorisation.

What are the next steps?

A GP referral is always very helpful as it will provide your consultant with useful information, but you may be able to self-refer particularly if you are choosing to pay for your own treatment.

Phone us on 01245 234040 to book an appointment within 72 hours or at a time to suit you.

Meet one of our urology specialists for an initial consultation to discuss your health and assess your suitability for this treatment.   

If appropriate, a date for the procedure will be arranged to suit you.

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