Benign Enlargement of The Prostate
Age-related prostate enlargement is a disease with an increased risk of occurrence after the age of 50 and is characterized by an enlargement of the glands in the inner part of the prostate, which narrow and compress the urethra, which is located under the bladder. A benign enlarged prostate can cause various symptoms to develop over time by creating resistance to the flow of urine. As the disease progresses, symptoms such as inability to completely void urine and painful urination, a feeling of incomplete urination, and intermittent urination may occur.
How is HoLEP Performed?
HoLEP is performed completely closed and no incision is made during the procedure. With the help of the camera and the apparatus attached to the end of the camera, the urethra is entered and the tip of the prostate is peeled from the capsule of the prostate and thrown into the bladder as a block. After this process is completed, a second process called Morcellation is performed.The enlarged prostate is thrown into the bladder as a block and can be easily removed. After this process is completed, the operation is terminated. During the HoLEP application, no incision is applied to the patients and no pain is felt during or after the procedure. In classical closed prostate surgery, the inner tissue of the prostate is scraped piece by piece from its shell.After this application, there is a high risk that the prostate tissue cannot be completely excised and tissue is left behind. This may cause recurrence of the disease in the long term and urinary problems in the short to medium term. It is possible to completely separate the prostate from its capsule by scraping, but this method takes a long time in large prostates.If the prostate is above a certain size, closed surgery cannot be performed and open surgery is required. In HoLEP, it does not matter how large the prostate tissue is. The HoLEP method can also be used in overgrown prostate tissues. Conventional prostate enlargement treatment methods often result in excessive blood loss. HoLEP is a surgical method that provides treatment with minimal blood loss.