What to Expect From GreenLightTM Laser Therapy
After performing an evaluation to see if you are a candidate for GreenLightTM therapy, your doctor should manage your expectations as to what will happen the day of the procedure and after the procedure. He or she will also go over potential risks and complications, with instructions for what to do in the event of a complication.
Most patients experience rapid relief of symptoms and a improvement in urine flow. This typically occurs within 24 hours of the procedure.1,2 However, medical history, health condition, and other factors can influence treatment recovery.
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- Eure G, Gonzalez R, Alivizatos G, Malloy T, Sandhu J. Creating a new standard of care for BPH: a standardized approach to photoselective vaporization of the prostate using GreenLight HPS™ Laser Therapy. Urology Times. 2009;(suppl):2-11.