KTP/LBO laser vaporization of the prostate

Urol Clin North Am. 2009 Nov;36(4):471-83, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2009.08.004.


Laser-based treatments have emerged in the past 15 years as an alternative to transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia. Increasing demand for a minimally invasive procedure to alleviate lower urinary tract symptoms with greater efficacy and fewer side effects has led to the introduction of various lasers. The excellent clinical outcomes, low morbidity, technical simplicity, and cost-effectiveness of GreenLight laser photoselective vaporization have made this technology a valid and efficacious clinical alternative to TURP.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy / instrumentation
  • Laser Therapy / methods*
  • Male
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia / surgery*
  • Prostatism / surgery
  • Transurethral Resection of Prostate