An Oklahoma City doctor is using the newest medical laser system to treat enlarged prostates, and prevent kidney failures, bladder stones and other urological difficulties in men.
Dr. Carson Wong treats “Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia,” also known as an enlarged prostate, with a new surgical laser device.
An enlarged prostate is the most common men’s health problem, affecting about half of all men age 50 and older. The prostate can grow from the size of a walnut to that of a large grapefruit, Wong said.
With seven patients this summer, Wong has used the new “GreenLight HPS” laser to vaporize enlarged lobes of the prostate and open up the urethra.
The laser vaporizes and removes enlarged prostate tissue that causes urinary-flow obstruction, the physician said.
“Results are almost immediate, causing virtually no blood loss and preserving sexual function. Patients are usually discharged from the hospital several hours after completion of the procedure and need only a few days for recovery,” Wong said.
Using two types of surgical lasers in 2005 and 2006, Wong has treated patients ages 48 to 94 who suffered from enlarged prostates.