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Is GreenLight™ Right for You?

When symptoms begin to interfere with your lifestyle, it's time to consider treatment choices. Especially if medication isn’t working and surgery seems scary.

Understanding your options will help you make the right choice for your desired outcome and lifestyle needs. Discuss this information with your urologist.

Use the guide below to help you determine the treatment that best suits your needs. Discuss the expected outcomes and risks for each treatment with your doctor.

Treatment Result



Rapid symptom relief1
Very low risk of sexual dysfunction2
Dramatic urine flow improvement1
Typically less than 24-hour need for catheter3
Minimal risk of blood transfusion3
Outpatient procedure4
Able to treat patients on anticoagulants5


  1. Malek RS, Barrett DM, Kuntzman RS. High-power potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP/532) laser vaporization prostatectomy: 24 hours later. Urology. 1998;51:254-256.
  2. Karatas OF, Tasci A, Tugcu V. Erectile functions in BPH patients after photoselective vaporisation of the prostate laser surgery. Eur Urol. 2006;5(suppl 2):272 abstract 997.
  3. Malek RS, Kuntzman RS, Barrett DM. Photoselective potassium-titanyl-phosphate laser vaporization of the benign obstructive prostate: observations on long-term outcomes. J Urol. 2005;174(4 pt 1):1344-1348.
  4. Malek RS, Kuntzman RS, Barrett DM. High-power potassium-titanyl-phosphate laser vaporization prostatectomy. J Urol. 2000;163:1730-1733.
  5. Malloy TR, Sandhu JS, Smith AL, et al. Photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) in anticoagulated patients: a multicenter retrospective evaluation of feasibility. J Urol. 2005;173(suppl 4):423 abstract 1562.