Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)

Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)

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Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Aurora BayCare Urological Surgeons offers a non-invasive option for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia or enlarged prostate. The treatment, holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), uses a laser to remove obstructive prostate tissue responsible for urinary tract issues that include a weakened urine stream, incomplete bladder emptying, repeated urinary tract infections and more.


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The benefits of HoLEP

HoLEP enables the urological surgeon to remove prostate tissue without the use of incisions, while simultaneously decreasing the risk of bleeding. The procedure also makes it easier to collect tissue samples, which can then be sent to the laboratory to test for cancer.


The HoLEP procedure minimizes the time of stay in the hospital to one or two days and reduces the risk of repeat treatment. Patients undergoing HoLEP also benefit from significantly shortened catheterization times and fewer serious post-operative complications.


More about enlarged prostate

Enlarged prostate is one of the most common diseases in aging men. About 50 percent of men between ages 51 and 60 will have some signs of enlarged prostate. By age 80, up to 90 percent of men will have signs of this condition.


A note for men with enlarged prostate

Referrals are not required, but medical records must be provided to our providers for their review to determine whether proceeding with this treatment is appropriate in each case.


Patients that aren’t considered candidates for HoLEP include those that:

  • Have had certain types of prior prostate treatments
  • Cannot lie on their back with their legs raised, a position necessary for the procedure