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GreenLight™ Laser Therapy

Has the medication prescribed by your doctor stopped doing its job? It may be time to consider an alternative.

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Over 1 million men treated worldwide.

Have you been diagnosed with BPH? Still battling the symptoms? Has the medication prescribed by your doctor stopped doing its job? Or have you given up on meds altogether due to side effects like dizziness and erectile dysfunction?

It may be time to consider an alternative: GreenLight Laser Therapy. This proven treatment has helped more than 1 million men around the world gain relief from the frustrating and life-changing symptoms of BPH.1

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What is GreenLight Laser Therapy?

GreenLight Laser Therapy is an outpatient procedure that uses laser technology to remove your overgrown prostate tissue. And rapidly restore natural urine flow. Often within 24 hours of the procedure. However, medical history, your health condition and other factors can influence treatment and recovery.

GreenLight Laser Therapy is an option even if you’re on anticoagulants or blood thinners.2 Or if you have an implanted pacemaker, defibrillator or neurostimulator.3

Why choose GreenLight Laser Therapy?

When compared with traditional surgery, GreenLight Laser Therapy provides several advantages.4-9

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter catheterization time
  • Less bleeding
  • Faster recovery

Is GreenLight right for me?

The best way to find out is by talking with your doctor to determine if GreenLight Laser Therapy is a good treatment for you based on your symptoms and treatment goals. Start by taking our BPH Quiz. Then bring a printout of the results with you to your appointment. Need to find a doctor who specializes in GreenLight Laser Therapy? Use our specialist finder to locate one near you.

  

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What are the risks?

All surgical treatments have inherent and associated risks. The GreenLight Laser System is intended for the removal of soft tissue, including vaporization of the prostate for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Potential risks include irritative symptoms, bleeding, retrograde ejaculation and urinary tract infection. You should talk with your doctor about benefits and risks before moving forward with any treatment option.

What do patients say?

GreenLight Laser Therapy has helped more than 1 million men around the world relieve the symptoms of BPH.1 And get back to life. 

Guys don’t typically talk about things like BPH. Even with their partners, friends, family or personal doctor. Until it starts getting in the way. Of work, sleep, sex, everything. Hear firsthand from men who battled BPH—until this innovative treatment gave them new hope. And a better life.

 

Harvey

"The GreenLight laser surgery was a wonderful procedure. It just returned me to my normal life before I had any difficulty. I was able to urinate at a normal level."

 

Jon

"Right after the procedure, I couldn’t believe how comfortable I was. I was back at my desk in the office the next day with no discomfort, like I had nothing done except I had all this relief."

 

Joseph

"Right after the laser surgery, I felt relieved instantly. I would highly recommend this to anybody."

Results from case studies are not necessarily predictive of results in other cases. Results may vary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to stay in the hospital after a GreenLight procedure?
GreenLight Laser Therapy is generally performed as a same-day surgical procedure. Typically, an overnight stay in the hospital is not required.

How much does GreenLight cost?
GreenLight Laser Therapy is covered by Medicare and most private insurance. It’s still a good idea to discuss any deductibles or out-of-pocket costs with your doctor’s office upfront. There is no guarantee of insurance coverage for any procedure or product. It is the responsibility of the patient to contact their insurance provider for specific coverage information.

Does the GreenLight procedure affect sexual function?
In a recent study, 86% of patients reported improved or unchanged sexual satisfaction; 14% worsened. Similar outcomes were seen for erectile function.5

How long does it take until symptoms are relieved?
Most patients experience relief of symptoms and improvement in urine flow within 24 hours of the procedure. However, medical history, health conditions, and other factors can influence treatment and recovery.

How long will symptom improvements last?
GreenLight Laser Therapy has proven durability out to 5 years.10,11

Will I continue to need prostate medication after the GreenLight procedure?
Most patients are able to discontinue taking their prostate medication within a few weeks after the GreenLight procedure. However, as with any medication, consult with your doctor before making any changes to your dosing.

How soon can I return to work?
Most patients can resume their normal activities within a couple of days. Strenuous activities can be resumed within a short time. Your doctor will discuss any restrictions and your specific condition with you during your visit following your procedure.

Take the Quiz

Take our BPH quiz to gain insight into the severity of your symptoms and help you kick-start the conversation about BPH with your doctor.

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Use our Specialist Finder to get in contact with Urologists who specialize in diagnosing and treating male urinary conditions like BPH.

References

  1. Data on file with Boston Scientific.
  2. Sohn JH, Choi YS, Kim SJ, Effectiveness and safety of photoselective vaporization of the prostate with the 120 W HPS GreenLight laser in benign prostatic hyperplasia patients taking oral anticoagulants. Korean J Urol. 2011 Mar;52(3):178-83.
  3. GreenLight XPS™ Laser System Operator’s Manual, Part No. 0010-0240 Rev. C. November 2010.
  4. Bachmann A, Tubaro A, Barber N, et al. 180-W XPS GreenLight laser vaporization versus transurethral resection of the prostate for the treatment of benign prostatic obstruction: 6-month safety and efficacy results of the European multi-centre randomized trial – The GOLIATH Study. Eur Urol. 2014 May;65(5):931-42.
  5. Lukacs B, Loeffler J, Bruyère F, et al. Photoselective vaporization of the prostate with GreenLight 120-W laser compared with monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate: A multicenter randomized controlled trial. Eur Urol. 2012;61(6):1165-73.
  6. Capitán C, Blázquez C, Martin MD, et al. GreenLight HPS 120-W laser vaporization versus transurethral resection of the prostate for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia: A randomized clinical trial with 2-year follow-up. Eur Urol. 2011 Oct;60(4):734-9.
  7. Al-Ansari A, Younes N, Sampige VP, et al. GreenLight HPS 120-W laser vaporization versus transurethral resection of the prostate for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a randomized clinical trial with midterm follow-up. Eur Urol. 2010 Sep;58(3):349-55.
  8. Bouchier-Hayes DM, Van Appledorn S, Bugeja P, et al. A randomized trial of photoselective vaporization of the prostate using the 80-W potassium titanyl-phosphate laser vs transurethral prostatectomy, with a 1-year follow-up. BJU Int. 2010 Apr;105(7):964-9.
  9. Garnick MB. 2013 Annual Report on Prostate Diseases. Boston, MA: Harvard Health Publications; 2013.
  10. Ajib K, Mansour M, Zanaty M, et al. Photoselective vaporization of the prostate with the 180-W XPS-Greenlight laser: Five-year experience of safety, efficiency, and functional outcomes. Can Urol Assoc J. 2018 Jul;12(7):E318-E324
  11. Thomas JA, Tubaro A, Barber N, et al. A multicenter randomized noninferiority trial comparing GreenLight-XPS laser vaporization of the prostate and transurethral resection of the prostate for the treatment of benign prostatic obstruction: two-yr outcomes of the GOLIATH Study. Eur Urol. 2016 Jan;69(1):94-102.

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