Many elderly men worldwide are affected by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is a benign enlargement of the prostate gland, causing weakening of the urinary stream, frequency, and urgency.
Failure to treat this condition can result in total urinary retention. In addition to drug treatment, minimally invasive surgery with the holmium laser can be used to treat this prostate gland disorder: YAG or diode lasers are used.
For this purpose, various laser probes, such as Side firing fiber, Hook Shot fiber or bare fiber probes are used.
Another focus of application (the most frequent) for the medical probe in urology is the treatment of patients with lithiasis (kidney stones), also known as hard tissue treatment or “stone dusting.”
Ureteral calculi (stones) are pulverised on site and extracted using medical laser probes (type: bare fiber with frontal beam exit) with the help of pulsed, high performance holmium YAG lasers.
This special combination of instruments enables the urethral stone fragmentation to be performed more gently with significant reduction in the risk of injury.