Mayo Clinic's approach

Teamwork

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.

Having all of this specialized expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — 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.

What might take months to accomplish elsewhere can typically be done in only a matter of days at Mayo Clinic.

Experience

Each year, Mayo Clinic urologic surgeons perform 300 HoLEP procedures. 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.

Advanced technology

Mayo Clinic specialists are committed to providing the latest, minimally invasive treatment options for urinary symptoms. Your Mayo Clinic specialist'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 researchers continue to refine HoLEP and other laser procedures while contributing to advances in laser technology and equipment.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for urology by U.S. News & World report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for urology by U.S. News & World Report.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for urology by U.S. News & World report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for urology by U.S. News & World Report.

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.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

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.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

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.

June 28, 2016
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Holmium laser prostate surgery