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By Mayo Clinic Staff


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"Green Light" Laser Surgery Treats BPH

Paul Hamernik says that "green light" laser surgery has meant he can enjoy his life again. As a stock car racer, Paul Hamernik thought his frequent restroom breaks were an occupational hazard. He simply accepted that his bladder was small and his nerves ran wild — until he learned his PSA level was increasing. "PSA, [...]

  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors treat more than 14,800 men for BPH.
  • Advanced techniques. Mayo Clinic specialists are trained in state-of-the-art technology to treat enlarged prostates. You have access to the latest noninvasive laser treatments, including HoLEP and PVP lasers, which usually offer quick relief from symptoms and generally don't have serious side effects. Many of these techniques, including PVP and HeLEP, were pioneered at Mayo Clinic.
  • Time for you. Mayo Clinic doctors take the time to explain the range of medical and surgical treatments for BPH and help you choose the best approach based on your symptoms.
  • Efficient care. At Mayo Clinic, prostate test results are available within 24 hours. You also have quick access to noninvasive therapies so that evaluation and treatment can be carried out in the same visit.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic researchers are investigating new ways to diagnose and treat enlarged prostate glands. You have access to the expertise of Mayo's clinician-researchers.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for urology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for urology by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for urology by U.S. News & World Report.

Nov. 13, 2014