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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 and expertise. Mayo Clinic was among the first institutions to begin using PVP laser vaporization for prostate surgery. Today, Mayo Clinic urologists do more than 200 laser PVP surgeries a year.
  • Help choosing the best option. Your doctor's advice about the best treatment for you will be based on expert knowledge of and experience with all treatment options for enlarged prostate.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic doctors continue to refine PVP and other laser procedures while contributing to advances in laser technology and equipment.

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.

June 07, 2013