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Auriga Holmium Laser

Department of Urology SLK Kliniken Heilbronn -
The Treatment of Prostatic Adenoma

Decades of Experience and Medical Progress

The Urology Heilbronn has more than a 10 years experience in endoscopic laser surgery of the prostate!

We offer all possibilities of a modern prostate therapy. The treatment spectrum includes both, the traditional resection (TURP), as well as laser therapy of the prostate using the Auriga XL Holmium-Laser, in which the prostate tissue is removed to accurately especially gentle and bloodless manner. (Holmium-Laser enucleation, TULP).

Therapy for prostatic adenoma

The benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) is the most common disease of the man prior to 50. Almost each one male patients elder than 75 th could be developed in BPH. Since 100 years the medical or surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a permanent feature in field of urology.

Surgical therapies are necessary, if prostate disease is not recovered by the drug therapy.

We offer a wide spectrum of minimally invasive treatment modalities for the management of prostatic adenoma. All procedures are performed transurethrally and state of the art.

Prostatic adenoma will be treated i.e. by laser technology and we distinguish between
- TULP (Laserexcision transurethral of the prostate)
- TULVP (transurethral laser vaporization of the prostate)

Both procedures are at most carefully performed and associated with a very short hospital stay and an long-term success.

Almost all our patients have only minimal complaints and can leave the Department after a few days . The Department of Urology SLK Kliniken Heilbronn provides a more than ten years experience in endoscopic laser therapy of BPH.

Regarding the principal of TULP, we apply the laser method as the state of the art with effective control bleedy and low complication rate (i.e. strictures). The prostate tissue along the prostatic capsule is similar peeled like an orange by the laser, crushed with a special device (Morcellator) and removed through the urethra.

Regarding the principal of TULVP, the prostate tissue is vaporized by the Holmium-Laser.

Choice of the different techniques depends on the individuel patient, i.e. the size of prostate and the general health condition.

Both approaches are maximum gentle to the patient, combined with a short hospitalisation, sustained therapeutic success and the patients are free of afflictions soon.

Despite the introduction of alternative techniques, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP, monopolar and bipolar) represents still the golden standard, if medical treatment fails.

Regarding the principal of monopolar TURP, we apply the 'high-cut' method as the state of the art with effective control bleedy and low complication rate (i.e. strictures). The principle of bipolar TURP demonstrate also a safe new technology with respect to resection speed and catheter time compared to the monopolar system. The current flow is between two loops and resticted the energy to the prostate tissue.

Choice of the different techniques depends on the individuel patient, i.e. the size of prostate and the general health condition.