Who is the EchoLaser treatment suitable for?

EchoLaser TPLA is indicated for patients that experience the symptoms of BPH. To find out if you are a suitable patient, speak to your doctor.

Where is the treatment carried out?

The EchoLaser procedure is performed in a hospital equipped with Elesta EchoLaser technology. You can find your nearest treatment centre here.

How long does the procedure take?

The laser treatment lasts from 10 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the prostate and the patient’s conditions. No incisions or stitches are required, and the entire procedure only takes about 60 minutes.

Is it painful?

No, the treatment only requires a mild local anaesthetic. You may feel a slight sensation of heat in the treated area which is reduced thanks to the continuous cooling circuit through the urethral catheter.

Will I need retreatment after?

Based on current clinical data, patients are unlikely to require re-operation.

Is there any risks?

Few patients have reported minor side effects such as a feeling of tightness or local pain; however they disappear in a few hours or days. Talk to your doctor for more information on all the risks associated with the procedure.

Does the catheter have to remain in place after the treatment?

Leaving the catheter in for a few days after the treatment may be necessary in order to help the patient urinate and ensure that the urethra remains open during the initial healing process. However, there are no special requirements, as the EchoLaser treatment is conducted through the perinium and does not touch the Urethra.

What are the recovery times and post-treatment follow up?

You can resume your daily routine the day after treatment. During the following months, it will only be necessary to have check-ups at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 12 month intervals.

Will my sexual function be affected after the treatment?

No patients have reported an impairment in sexual and ejaculatory function according to the available publications.

When will i experience relief from BPH symptoms?

Even though the body has already started the healing process, you will not notice any improvements until the 4-8 week mark. At the 6-12 month point your prostate will have significantly decreased in size, relieving you of your BPH symptoms.

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