GreenLight PVP Laser Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
Dr. Cobb and Dr. West are both recognized as Greenlight Center of Excellence.
Before the PVP laser procedure using the GreenLight laser system, patients were forced to choose between an effective, yet invasive, surgical treatment and heat therapies that were safer, but less effective. PVP (Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate) offers a unique and simple solution to BPH because it combines the effectiveness of TURP, the surgical “gold” standard, with the safety, comfort and ease of a therapeutic alternative. The GreenLight laser system uses a very high powered “green laser” which immediately vaporizes and precisely removes enlarged prostate tissue. Most patients return home a few short hours after the PVP procedure and can return to normal, non-strenuous activities within days.
Since 1921, the board-certified urologist at McIver Clinic have provided patients in Jacksonville, FL with the latest & best-in-care for their urologic conditions. Our urologist specialize in performing minimally invasive procedures like the Greenlight procedure to help treat your BPH symptoms. We will take the time to provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis and answer any questions you might have about the procedure. For more information, contact our urology clinic at (904) 355-6583 and schedule an appointment today!
What is GreenLight?
GreenLight Laser Therapy Creates A New Standard Of Care
The GreenLight™ Laser Therapy is a treatment that combines the effectiveness of the traditional surgical procedure, known as Trans-Urethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP), with fewer side effects. GreenLight is suitable for most patients with an enlarged prostate. With over a million procedures performed worldwide, the GreenLight procedure is creating a new standard of care – a standard that offers freedom from enlarged prostate symptoms. Most patients return home a few short hours after the PVP procedure and can return to normal, non-strenuous activities within days. The GreenLight laser system delivers the ultimate BPH solution – free from urinary symptoms, free from compromise, free to go!
The GreenLight™ Solution:
- Rapid urine flow improvement
- Quick return to normal activities
- Virtually bloodless procedure
- Less than 1% reported cases of erectile dysfunction
- Short to sometimes no catheterization
(less than 24 hours in most cases)
- Outpatient procedure in otherwise healthy patients
- Long-lasting symptom relief
- Over 1 million procedures worldwide
As with any medical procedure, individual results will vary. The statements on this website are based on typical clinical study outcomes. Please consult your urologist for more detailed information and risks.
Why Jacksonville Prostate Center?
The GreenLight laser is a revolutionary treatment for BPH. Many physicians are now offering GreenLight therapy to their patients. However, it is clear that all GreenLight operations are not the same. Many studies are now showing that low volume GreenLight centers have a higher complication rate with regards to bleeding, incontinence and reoperation. In addition, if enough tissue is not removed, recurrent symptoms can develop in a short period of time. At McIver, you can be assured that you are in excellent hands.
Is Greenlight for Me?
Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Treatment Options
When symptoms begin to interfere with your lifestyle, it’s time to consider treatment choices. Understanding your options will help you make the right choice for your desired outcome and lifestyle needs. Discuss this information with your urologist.
GreenLight is suitable for most patients with an enlarged prostate. With over 1 million procedures performed worldwide, the GreenLight procedure is creating a new standard of care – a standard that offers freedom from enlarged prostate symptoms.
Creating A New Standard of Care
The GreenLight™ Laser Therapy is a procedure that combines the effectiveness of the traditional surgical procedure known as “Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate” (TURP) with fewer side effects.1
GreenLight uses laser energy to remove enlarged prostate tissue. This results in an open channel for urine flow through, but with less risks of sexual and other side-effects common with TURP. Most patients return home a few short hours after the PVP procedure and can return to normal, non-strenuous activities within days. The GreenLight laser system delivers the ultimate BPH solution – free from urinary symptoms, free from compromise, free to go!
Choosing the Right Treatment
Use the guide below to help you determine the treatment that best suits your needs. Discuss the expected outcomes and risks for each treatment with your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Over 1 million procedures have been performed worldwide with the GreenLight laser system.
Medicare and most private insurance plans cover the procedure.
A small fiber is inserted into the urethra through a cystoscope. The fiber carries laser energy which removes enlarged prostate tissue. Natural urine flow is rapidly restored and urinary symptoms are quickly relieved in most patients.
The procedure can be performed in a hospital outpatient center or an office-based surgical facility. Typically no overnight stay is needed. However, in some cases when a patient travels a long distance, has other medical conditions to consider or is in frail condition, an overnight stay may be recommended.
Most patients can go home a few hours after the procedure. Sometime the doctor feels more comfortable asking a patient to spend the night and go home the following morning, particularly if your procedure was done late in the day, or if you traveled a long distance to reach the hospital.
Yes, many patients who have had previous treatments have been successfully treated with GreenLight.
In general, patients suitable for TURP can be considered for a GreenLight procedure, however, you and your doctor will need to make that determination, based upon your individual condition and desired outcomes.
Your doctor will tell you when you can stop taking these medications.
Only your urologist can determine if you are a candidate, based upon your history and physical examination, as well as his clinical judgment.
Your doctor will discuss anesthesia requirements, as well as pain medication to ensure your comfort during and after the procedure.
Many patients do not require a catheter following the procedure. If one is required, it is typically removed in less than 24 hours. However, patients with compromised bladder function or those who have required prolonged catheterization as a result of severe urinary symptoms may require a catheter for a longer period of time.
Many patients obtain symptom relief and a dramatic improvement in urine flow usually within 24 hours of the procedure.
Most patients can resume normal activities within a couple of days. Strenuous activities can be resumed within two weeks. Your urologist will discuss this and your specific condition with you during your consultation.
Schedule an Appointment for BPH Treatment in Jacksonville, FL
You no longer have to live with the limiting side effects of benign prostatic hyperplasia. At McIver Clinic our board-certified urologist specialize in performing the GreenLight procedure for patients suffering from BPH in Jacksonville, FL. Laser procedures are not recommended for everyone. You should talk to your doctor about benefits and risks before moving forward with any treatment. Contact our urology clinic at (904) 355-6583 for an evaluation, and discover all your treatment options for BPH.