Mayo Clinic's approach

  • Collaboration. Mayo Clinic's world-renowned urologic surgery teams include urologists and surgeons with training in specialized procedures for urinary symptoms. These specialists and other professionals work together to provide exactly the care you need. Your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly, your appointments are scheduled in coordination, and the most highly specialized urology experts in the world are all working together to determine what's best for you.
  • Experience. Approximately 350 people come to Mayo Clinic to undergo holmium laser prostate surgery each year.
  • Advanced technology. Mayo Clinic specialists are committed to providing the latest, minimally invasive treatment options for urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic researchers continue to refine holmium laser prostate surgery and other laser procedures while contributing to advances in laser technology and equipment.

Expertise and rankings

Around 350 people have holmium laser prostate surgery at Mayo Clinic every year. HoLEP is technically challenging, and the most lasting results are achieved by skilled surgeons. Mayo Clinic urologic surgeons have the skills and training required to perform this specialized treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for urology by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's Urology department's expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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