Monday, October 09, 2006

Greenlight HPS

This video shows an endoscopic prostatectomy in a patient with a 60 gram prostate with the new 120 watt HPS grenlight laser. This laser has the same wavelenght than the 80 watt Greenlight KTP laser (532 nm), but is much more powerful. It vaporizes tissue at a higher rate and thus operative time is reduced. The Greenlight KTP laser is a wonderful tool, this new laser will be specially useful to treat bigger prostates.
This is a TRUS image of the prostate preoperatively.

And this is the postoperative aspect of the prostate. There is a huge central cavity showing that all BPH tissue has been removed.

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