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New Minimally Invasive Treatment for
Enlarged Prostate Glands

BPH is an acronym for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – a very common condition that affects virtually all men as they get older. BPH is an enlarged prostate gland that is not associated with cancer, but associated with significant urinary symptoms and bother as men get older.

Men who experience enlarged prostate gland problems now have a new, minimally invasive surgical option that represents a considerable improvement over traditional treatments available to them. The new treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – which is the technical term for an enlarged prostate gland – sounds like something from science fiction: Green Light Laser Technology.

Dr. Edward Karpman, Co-Medical Director of El Camino Hospital’s Men’s Health Program, discusses the benefits and outcomes associated with this new surgical treatment option in this video. Topics covered include:

  • Minimally invasive surgery benefits
  • Differences between traditional and Green Light Laser procedures
  • Outcomes from Green Light Laser procedures
  • Gains over traditional enlarged prostate gland surgery

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"With the new Green Light Laser procedure, we are able to send patients home the same day. It is truly the most minimally invasive form of the surgery – there are no cuts that we need to use or make for the surgery"

Dr. Edward Karpman
Co-Medical Director
Men's Health Program
El Camino Hospital