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Recent developments in laser therapy for BPH

A new generation of lasers for photoselective vaporisation of the prostate operating at 180 watts of power has been introduced for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. The product was designed to speed up the lasering process and improve fibre durability, while maintaining the safety profile of previous generations. Prof Roger Kirby reviews the history of laser therapy and discusses whether the treatment can be considered a viable alternative to transurethral resection of the prostate.

Read “Recent developments in laser therapy for BPH” published in Trends in Urology & Men’s Health, July/Aug 2011.

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