Office BPH Laser Treatment
Utilizing the Biolitec Diode Laser
The Biolitec diode laser is the most advanced solution for BPH
for several reasons:
- It is a minimally invasive procedure that can be done in the
- It is a safe and reliable alternative to drug treatment.
- It usually takes 45 minutes or less and is tolerated well.
- There is no need to stay in the hospital afterwards.
- It is much more effective than microwave treatment.
- It opens up the urinary channel as well as a green light laser
or holmium laser prostatectomy, but can be more easily done in the
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Demonstration of the Procedure
to see theLaser Vaporisation of Prostate Tissue with biolitec Evolve
Napa Valley Urology now offers outpatient office treatment for BPH utilizing
a diode laser. This exciting new laser, manufactured by Biolitec,
vaporizes the prostate as effectively as the green light laser.
Patients have been tolerating this procedure very well in the office,
and thus far have had excellent results. After the procedure, the
patient goes home with a urinary catheter, most often for just one night. Once
the catheter is out, the urinary stream is most often much stronger than
before. Patients will still urinate fairly frequently afterwards
for a few weeks until any swelling goes down. However, once this
occurs….which can be within a couple of days to a couple of months….the
results are dramatic!
Below is some more technical aspects about the laser for those interested. We
also have some more information in our office that is available upon consultation.
With its unique wavelength, the biolitec urological 980nm 150 Watt Laser
produces unparalleled results that can eliminate scarring and tissue damage.
Because of the 980nm's ability to work in tight fields while providing
excellent control of bleeding, endoscopic procedures with the laser are
often simplified - and visibility is exceptional.
Selective Light Vaporization (SLV) is the process of eliminating
unwanted soft tissue using a specialized laser system and fiber optic probe.
Selective Light Vaporization of soft tissue is less invasive than traditional
surgery resulting in less pain, discomfort, and quicker recovery times.
Selective Light Vaporization of soft tissue with biolitec’s urological
980nm Laser System is a minimally invasive procedure, and one of the most
advanced options available. Risks to the patient and recovery time are
Because soft tissue contains a high percentage of water, a surgical
laser must be well absorbed in water to ablate tissue properly. Also, absorption
in hemoglobin is imperative for char-free coagulation and successful hemostasis.
The significance of the 980nm wavelength is that it provides the highest
absorption in water and hemoglobin from the same wavelength. Considering
the absorption characteristics of water and hemoglobin together, 980nm
is the ideal wavelength for both cutting and coagulating soft tissue.
biolitec Urology 980nm laser system features
- Biolitec Ceralas D (980nm, up to 150 W)
- special optical fiber: SideFiber™
- continuous and pulse mode
- easy and quick to set up and use
- special software for surgical applications
- compact and truly portable
- ideal for their use in both out-patient surgery and operating room
- no routine maintenance costs
||15, 25, 50, 100 & 120 Watts
||continuous and pulsed
|Length of pulses/intervals
||0.01 – 99.9 seconds
||635 nm – 4 mW
||110 V, 50/60 Hz 0
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