Prostate laser surgery improves urinary flow for most men. Results are often long lasting.
Sometimes, the laser surgery doesn't remove all of the prostate tissue blocking urine flow or the tissue grows back, and further treatment is needed. See your doctor if you notice any worsening urinary symptoms.
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