Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

A very common disease among men

About 110 million men are affected by BPH globally. As the prostate enlarges it squeezes the urethra which can restrict the flow of urine and cause the following issues : urinary frequency, pain or burning during or after urination, slow flow of urine.

In case of non-treatment, BPH can trigger complications such as kidney damage, serious infections of the urinary system and the presence of blood in the urine.

What surgical treatment ?
The prostate laser surgery is the most common procedure recommended to patients affected by BPH and for which the drug therapy failed.

The greenlight laser enables to naturally treat the obstructing prostate tissue through the urethra without any cut in the skin and whatever the size of the gland is. In addition there are less risks of bleeding and of blood transfusion.

What are the possible adverse effects ?
Trouble such as urinary frequency or urgency may occur after the surgery but they will disappear after a few weeks. Ejaculations will not happen anymore during organsm (retrograde ejaculation in the bladder). A narrowing of the uppermost part of the tube that urine goes through (posterior urethral stenosis) may happen : it is characterized by a fast decrease of the urine flow power.

The re-intervention risk (recurrence of symptoms due to the regrowth of the adenoma) is inferior to 10% after 3 years. Erections and libido are usually not altered by this intervention.

The surgical process


The Colmar Urology Centre is equipped with this new GreenLight laser technology.

Lenght of the stay

1 day for 80% of the patients

Arrival in the morning and departure at the end of the afternoon

Surgical followup


Removal of the bladder catheter by a visiting nurse

Pictures of the laser

GreenLight Laser in action
GreenLight Laser in action

French leader

Our expertise brought us to the first rank in France for the last 5 years (2nd national centre according to the ranking "Le Point Santé 2018").

2 Greenlight Lasers

Our Centre has acquired 2 new Greenlight lasers in 2021 to perform minimally invasive surgery through natural routes.