Surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia-lift or laser?

Bilal Chughtai, Steven Kaplan

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Introduction: We review modern office based therapies for the management of lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Methods: A search was performed for the literature between 2005 and 2014 on office based therapies for benign prostatic hyperplasia focusing on prostatic urethral lift and office based laser therapies. Results: Prostatic urethral lift is a novel technology that functions on mechanical compression alone. Initial trials have demonstrated improvement in symptom scores by 42% and in maximum flow by 30% at 2 years of followup. Conclusions: The prostatic urethral lift device represents a novel approach in the array of office based technologies to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, although additional information on ease of insertion, reproducibility and durability is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalUrology Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Laser therapy
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms
  • Prostatic hyperplasia


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