Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) is a safe and effective BPH treatment option for prostates of all sizes11-15.
HoLEP involves enucleation of the median lobe, followed by the lateral lobes. The lobes are placed into the bladder for removal by morcellation. HoLEP is recommended by the AUA for BPH treatment. Among its advantages are a low reoperation rates, and wide patient applicability 11,16.
HoLEP offers comparable clinical outcomes with fewer complications as compared to TURP or Open Prostatectomy and shorter hospital stay compared to TURP. HoLEP is appropriate for most BPH patient, including anti-coagulated patients and patients for whom the risk of TUR syndrom would prohibit surgery.