A trend that has become well-known in treatment for enlarged prostates is the use of urology lasers to treat BPH or an enlarged prostate. Minimally invasive procedures are often preferable to more invasive procedures that carry greater risk. One of the biggest advantages of procedures that are less invasive is that the healing time is much shorter.
Treatment in the Office
A major benefit of laser surgical procedures is that they are easy to perform in an office, rather than a hospital, setting. Hospital settings may leave people with weakened immune systems more vulnerable to infection. Undergoing treatment in an office setting helps reduce this risk.
The Use of Local Anesthetic
Another advantage of laser surgery performed in the office is the use of local anesthetic. Avoiding sedation or general anesthesia is always good for patients with cardiac or respiratory issues. The costs for the patient and their insurer are also greatly reduced because there is no need for either a hospital stay or use of an operating room.
Great Care Standards
Although many people question the quality of outpatient surgery, the standards are high and it is easy for doctors to maintain them. Either private offices or surgical centers easily benefit from the availability of this equipment, which helps them maintain good safety ratings overall. Practices or health care systems that invest in this equipment will see an increase in patients needing urology procedures.
More Procedures Being Performed
Laser equipment makes it easier for surgeons to perform more procedures on a daily basis. Because there is usually less preparation time and patients go home the same day as the procedure, doctors will find their process more streamlined. Anything that helps provide a way for doctors to perform more procedures safely and efficiently is valuable for the larger community.