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.

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A result of decades of knowledge, experience and excellence in engineering holmium urology lasers, the HYPHO compact laser is specifically designed to optimize both performance and control when performing laser lithotripsy procedures. The HYPHO combines practical, technical, and clinical benefits of high-performance holmium lasers in a more cost-effective, compact device.

Laser Lithotripsy

A universally acknowledged treatment alternative, laser lithotripsy uses surgical lasers to fragment urinary calculi to a passable size or to the point where they can be removed during the procedure.  In this regard, a range of output energy is required to fragment all sizes of stone (hard and soft) in a safe and effective manner. While effective on most urinary calculi, compact systems may experience performance limitations on larger/harder stones. Conversely, larger, higher performance systems which run on 220V power, can be cost prohibitive.

A recent innovation in fragmentation techniques referred to as ‘dusting’ employs specific settings to break apart smaller fragments of urinary calculi, which can eliminate the requirement for basket retrieval and save considerable procedure time. Finally, control; fundamentally referring to inadvertent stone migration, is of paramount importance specifically in the kidney and upper ureter.  

Benefits of Using the HYPHO Laser for Lithotripsy

In addition to being more affordable than comparable holmium lasers, the HYPHO holmium laser has higher available output energy (joules) than any holmium laser available on the market today. This unparalleled performance is delivered in a compact design without the requirement for 220/240V input power.

With the largest range of output energy in its class, the HYPHO laser can also be adjusted to as low as .2 joules for smaller stones to minimize impact on sensitive areas.  Furthermore, the HYPHO is capable of all forms of fragmentation including dusting, and with the longest pulse duration in its class, delivers maximum control over inadvertent stone migration and retropulsion.  For those looking to maximize patient comfort, performance and control when performing laser lithotripsy treatments, without spending too much of their budget, there is no better surgical laser on the market. Contact our team today for more information.

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When performing laser BPH treatments, you need optical fibers you can trust to deliver predictable results. Our FDA-approved fibers are manufactured in accordance with the industry’s highest quality standards and can support multiple wavelengths and medical procedures. The fibers are available in multiple sizes, and are configured with standard SMA-905 connectors.

BPH Treatment

Prostate gland enlargement or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition in older men. This condition can cause bladder and urinary tract infections, kidney problems, and can block the flow of urine by compressing the urethra. Treatments range from medications to surgery, but treating BPH with lasers is one of the most minimally-invasive and effective treatments available.

Using our optic fibers with our BPH lasers has many advantages. Maximum energy delivered to the target tissue leads to higher performance, more control, and predictable results in shorter treatment times for the patient. Our high quality fibers facilitate our primary objective to simultaneously maximize patient comfort and the clinical efficacy of treatments.

We are the only provider that supports all BPH laser techniques with a single laser device; lateral fire and lateral fire contact fibers for vaporization, and bare end fire fibers for enucleation. Contact our experts for more information and to obtain our high-quality optical fibers for your BPH lasers.

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Trans-Urethral Resection of the Prostate, also known as TURP, is a surgical procedure used to treat an enlarged prostate. Enlarged prostates can cause frequent urges to urinate, difficulty urinating, slow urination, frequent urination at night, inability to completely empty your bladder, and urinary tract infections. Blocked urine flow due to the enlarged prostate can also affect kidney and bladder function, cause inability to control urination, bladder stones, blood in your urine, or an inability to urinate. TURP is the traditional surgical procedure used to combat these complications of prostate enlargement.

The Traditional TURP Surgical Procedure

The traditional TURP surgical procedure is done by inserting a device called a resectoscope into the tip of the penis through the urethra to the prostate gland where the surgeon can trim excess tissue from the prostate which is blocking urine flow, piece by piece. These pieces are removed at the end of the operation. After the procedure, patients will likely be in the hospital for at least 1 to 2 days and rely on a catheter to urinate for 24 to 48 hours or more until the swelling goes down and bleeding subsides. Patients may also experience irritating symptoms post-op, like blood in your urine, painful urination, or frequent urges to urinate. These symptoms typically last six to eight weeks.

The Laser TURP Procedure

With the help of a TURP laser, this procedure is equally effective and far less invasive. The Pathfinder Laser can perform the TURP procedure in a minimally invasive way, and as an outpatient procedure in a surgical suite or office rather than in the hospital. The benefits of using laser treatment for this surgery are significant:

  • This treatment is minimally invasive, resulting in increased patient comfort.
  • Significantly less bleeding.
  • Decreased recovery times.
  • Immediate symptom relief.
  • Long-term results.
  • No requirement for overnight stay.
  • Shorter catheter time required post-op.

For more information about how the Pathfinder can improve patient comfort and treatment efficacy, contactthe team at Surgical Lasers, Inc. today.

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