Laser Enucleation of Prostate Specialists in New York City
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What is Laser Enucleation of Prostate?
Laser enucleation of the prostate refers to the removal of the obstructing component of the prostate that causes the symptoms of BPH. This is in contrast to the laser ablation of the prostate, which essentially evaporated prostate tissue. While the results are similar for smaller prostates as far as urinary function is concerned, there is a significant advantage from prostate enucleation for prostate glands greater than 80 grams.
In addition, a specimen that could be evaluated by a pathologist is produced by laser enucleation of the prostate but not when the prostate gland is evaporated. Other procedures such as bipolar TURP also generate prostatic tissue that can be evaluated by a pathologist.
Experienced urologists are able to achieve excellent results with laser enucleation of the prostate, especially for large prostate glands. For smaller prostates, prostate enucleation, laser ablation of prostate or TURP produces adequate results.
What are the Advantages of Laser Enucleation?
Laser enucleation of the prostate has an edge in the treatment of very large prostates, greater than 80-100 g, which can be more completely removed with laser enucleation of the prostate. Laser enucleation achieves success rates equivalent to open surgery with fewer complications.
Laser enucleation allows complete resection of obstructing prostatic tissue down to prostatic capsule without the limitations of TURP procedure (length of time for resection, a risk of TURP syndrome), and with fewer complications than open suprapubic prostatectomy.
- Shorter hospital stay than TURP or open prostatectomy
- Shorter duration of catheterization.
- Removed prostatic tissue can be used for pathological examination.
- Less need for repeat procedures compared to HoLAP or TURP.
Who Performs Laser Enucleation of Prostate?
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger of New York Urology Specialists is an experienced urologist who performs laser enucleation of the prostate as well as laser ablation of the prostate.
Laser enucleation of the prostate can be performed using a variety of lasers including Holmium laser (HoLEP procedure), Thulium laser, and a number of other lasers.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist in NYC who specializes in treating some of the most complex urology problems.
We see patients from all parts of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island), Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey as well as other parts of the USA. We also see international patients from Canada, Japan, South America, Russia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean and other parts of the world.
We also offer emergency care for men with urological problems.
Medicare and major insurances accepted. We offer affordable rates and financing options.
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Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board-certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of urinary problems in men. He uses modern effective and proven treatment methods including prostate enucleation for BPH. He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area.
He has successfully performed hundreds of prostate procedures in adults. Urolift procedures are performed in the office under local anesthesia, in a surgical center and affiliated hospitals under anesthesia.
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