Holmium Laser Prostate Surgery

Holmium laser prostate surgery is a minimally invasive treatment for an become larger prostate. Holmium laser also called holmium laser enucleation of the prostate the method uses a laser to remove tissue which is blocking urine flow through the prostate in the patient body. A Different instrument is used to cut the prostate tissue into easily removable fragments in the body.

Holmium laser is also known as HoLEP. It is same to open prostate surgery but HoLEP requires no scratch. Holmium laser removes the entire portion of the prostate that can block urine flow in the victim's body. The treatment gives a lasting solution for an big prostate that is a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia. HoLEP also conserve removed tissue so that it can be examined in the laboratory for other situation, including the prostate cancer. With other types of prostate laser surgery, Holmium laser surgery can give faster recovery and symptom relief compared with traditional prostate surgery which is in compare less. Rarely, re-treatment with Holmium laser surgery may be needed for urinary symptoms.

Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) is a type of laser surgery which is used to treat blockage of urine flow it result of BPH. In men's body with BPH is not a cancerous but it has become enlarged.  holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) was developed in the 1990s as a more effective and less costly surgery for urinary, as compared to other surgery options such as laser vaporization and transurethral resection of the prostate.

How does holmium laser enucleation of the prostate work...?

The holmium laser is a surgical laser that has been found more effective in performing various types of urological surgeries. In the case of Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate, the holmium laser is used to cut and remove the enlarged prostate tissue that is blocking the flow of urine in the human body.

Who needs to have done holmium laser enucleation of the prostate....?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) seen in more than 40 percent of men over the age of 60 and is a cause of urination symptoms, which including difficulty in passing urine. As men age, the symptoms of this situation can be worst. Although in many cases of urinary obstacle from Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) can be treated without surgery, patients who don't benefit from such medical treatments may need surgery to deal with long term problems such as retention of urine, urinary tract infections, and bladder stones in urinary. Patients who are suitable for Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate are typically symptomatic due to very big prostates.

Patients may not be candidates for Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate if:-

  • If they have bleeding problems.

  • If they have had definite types of prior prostate treatments.

  • If they cannot lie on their back with their legs lift. This position is necessary for the method.

The advantages of using holmium laser are:-

In compared to extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, holmium laser has been shown to make less the chance of steinstrasse. This is a difficulty of extracorporeal shock lithotripsy in which fragments of the stones block the urinary.

The disadvantage of holmium laser are:- 

Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate lithotripsy need general anesthesia. For this reason, there is a need of hospital stay and higher costs compared to extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Some complications of holmium laser are:- 

  1. Pain in Urinary

  2. Blood in urinary

  3. Trouble in urinating

  4. jury to the ureters

So if you want to know more meet Dr. Debanga Sarma

Dr. Debanga earned his MBBS, MS, Mch degree from Guwahati Medical College . He has around 20 International Publications and around 10 National Publications. He is specialized in Minimal Invaisive urological surgeries like,

  • Laser Prostate Surgery

  • Laser Stone Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery

To know more visit:-

ADDRESS:- GATE HospitalZoo-Narengi Road, near Gita Mandir, Mathgharia, Guwahati, Assam 781020 Phone:- 600-330-1038


Tel: 600-330-1038