Dr Haddad has been using GreenLight Laser (GLL) prostatectomy since 2008 , when he was introduced to it as a Urology Registrar. Over the past 10 years in his practice it has become the main method he delivers to patients requiring treatment of an enlarged prostate, BPH ‘benign prostatic hypertrophy’.
GLL has been compared against the more traditional TURP (‘re-bore, bore-out’) method, and the published literature results clearly show equivalent outcomes in terms of symptom improvement. Dr Haddad prefers GLL finding it to be a less invasive and a more gentle technique. The telescope used is thinner and less traumatic on the water pipe. The method of vaporisation achieves excellent cavitation of the prostatic urethra with essentially no bleeding. The laser vaporisation allows sealing of blood vessels at the same time as it vaporises the prostate tissue.