Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is an enlarged prostate. During the second growth phase of the prostate, it can grow too large and suppress the urethra, causing bladder issues. BPH is very common in men over the age of 50 and can be treated with a medical laser.
Optimal BPH Treatment with Pathfinder
The Pathfinder is a BPH laser that supports all available laser treatment techniques, making it extremely versatile. A minimally invasive treatment, the laser selectively vaporizes the tissue obstructing the urethra while coagulation the surrounding tissue. The results are immediate and long-lasting.
Benefits of the Pathfinder Laser for BPH
The Pathfinder is an effective treatment for BPH, but it also has other benefits:
- Supports All Available Treatment Techniques – Pathfinder can be used with a lateral fire (non-contact) or ball tip (contact) fiber, or enucleation (end-cutting fiber).
- Can Be Utilized in Numerous Ways – The Pathfinder laser can be programmed to work over a wide range of energy settings to enhance its effectiveness on various types of tissue. It can also be set to work in continuous wave and pulsed mode depending on what is needed.
- Various Options Available for Local Anesthetics for In-Office Procedures – There are many different ways to manage the patient’s comfort during the procedure, including a combination of oral medications, lobe and intra-urethral injections and a peri-prostatic nerve block.
One of the most important benefits of the Pathfinder laser is that it can be used in a doctor’s office, OR, or surgical suite. Contact our team today to learn more about the Pathfinder.