Friday, November 20, 2009

HoLAP Prostate Treatment Experience

My treatment for BPH was done using the GreenLight laser, but a newer technology is HoLAP (Holmium Laser Ablation of the Prostate). I see that a blogger has related his recent HoLAP experience today. The URL is

You can see a little more information about HoLAP treatment for benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH)at


The LD Drummer said...

I enjoyed your various postings and the comments as well. I wish that I'd had time to check them all before I headed into surgery. Not that it would have made a difference. Time, as they say, was of the essence.

You are invited to check out "My Prostate, My Life" at

ProudPapa said...

Time can indeed be "of the essence." I'm very sorry that your urologist did a TURP rather than the Greenlight. TURP involves blood loss, days in the hospital and take-home experience with Greenlight had none of those. My catheter was removed roughly 2 or 3 hours after the procedure, and I immediately went home.

Before Greenlight procedure, I was always fearful that my prostate would close up completely when I was on a commercial flight. I even bought a catheter off eBay and took it in my carry-on luggage.

It is such a "relief" to not have that concern anymore!