By Suhrid Ghosh: – Fortis Hospital & Kidney Institute (FHKI) is the first Hospital to start Laser Prostate Surgery in Eastern India. It was started in the year 2006 and since then FHKI has conducted more than 10,000 Laser Prostate Surgery. Laser Prostate Surgery is beneficial because it is blood less and enhances recovery of the patients.
FHKI had organised a workshop on Laser Prostate Surgery which was done by the experts of FHKI namely, Dr Shivaji Basu, Dr Gopala Krishna, Dr Ayush Chowdhury & Dr Shrinivas Narayan. This workshop was attended by the Junior Doctors and other Urologists. It was organized primarily as a Medical Education so that the Doctors and Urologists can get to know this new age surgery techniques from the experts.
Prostate laser surgery is used to relieve moderate to severe urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate — a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
During prostate laser surgery, the doctor inserts a scope through the tip of the penis into the tube that carries urine from the bladder (urethra). The prostate surrounds the urethra. A laser passed through the scope delivers energy that shrinks or removes excess tissue that is preventing urine flow.
Lasers use concentrated light to generate precise and intense heat. Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP). A laser is used to cut and remove the excess tissue that is blocking the urethra. Another instrument is then used to cut the prostate tissue into small pieces that are easily removed. HoLEP can be an option for men who have a severely enlarged prostate.
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Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 45 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and over 346 diagnostic centres.