We provide gold standard, as well as new innovative laser therapies for enlarged prostates or BPH.
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) has stood the test of time achieving outstanding results in our hands.
Potency rates are 98% when compared with patients who follow conservative management.
Medical treatments are useful in some patients however, some have a four-fold increase in erectile dysfunction when compared with TURP or laser.
We are the first group in Australia to also offer the latest minimally invasive treatment for prostate enlargement, the UROLIFT.
Our surgeons have worked with the world leaders in this technique, which alleviates urination issues without any specific side effects that can occur with either a TURP, a laser or medications. It is a day procedure in most cases and no tissue is cut at all.
We perform Greenlight laser which is useful in certain patients, especially those on strong blood thinning medications.
However, patients must be aware that the technique and technology of Greenlight laser, whilst good, has been shown across multiple trials to result in a two-fold higher re-operation rate over a five year period.
So for younger patients, this may not be the best choice for you.
Newer and improved lasers are available nowdays. Thulium laser has independently scientifically proven, better longterm and short term outcomes when compared with greenlight laser and importantly equivalent results to TURP. At East Coast Urology we offer laser enucleation (ThuLEP) as well as laser vaporisation.
Additionally and importantly, at East Coast Urology our innovative techniques allow tissue sampling to look for cancer cells, which others may not offer.