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PVP (Photoselective Vaporization of Prostate) Abroad

A list of leading international hospitals offering Photoselective Vaporization of Prostate to foreign patients.

Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical center in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.

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Prof. Yoram Mor

Director, Pediatric Urology Service

Prof. Gil Raviv

Director of The Andrology Unit

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

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British Hospital Lisbon XXI

An ISO certified private hospital with in and out patient facilities providing medical services that include urology, neurosurgery, cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ob-gyn, neurology, general surgery, bariatrics, neurology, gastroenterology and more.

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Sevenhills Hospital

SevenHills Group of Hospitals (SHHL) has been delivering Healthcare services at the highest level, since past 25 years. SevenHills Hospital, Mumbai, is a world class integrated Healthcare Delivery System, that provides comprehensive Healthcare...

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Dr. Avanish Arora

Consultant Urologist

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Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Quirónsalud Hospital Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Quironsalud Hospital Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management. IMTJ Best International Hospital of the world (awards 2017)

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Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Quironsalud Hospital Malaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella

This international hospital incorporates prestigious doctors, invests in research and development, technology and continuing education that enhances skills, in facilities, and in an increased operational efficiency in order to provide nothing but the best

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Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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About PVP

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is PVP?

PVP is the procedure used in the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, which refers to the enlargement of the prostate. This procedure uses the technology of high-powered laser light which is combined with fiber optics to vaporize the overgrowth of prostate cells accurately and quickly. PVP Greenlight laser is an alternative method of treating an enlarged prostate in males.

During this procedure, a thin fiber is inserted into the urethra through a cystoscope, an instrument that allows examination of the bladder and prostate by the doctor. A channel is created in the prostate that functions to allow better flow of urine than before the laser PVP procedure. Due to minimal bleeding during the procedure patients can go home on the day of operation or the day after.

PVP is being used as an alternative to transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and has been shown to be as effective the TURP procedure.

Reasons to have a laser prostatectomy?

  • The prostate-related problems are very distressing, and other treatments have not led to a big enough improvement.
  • The enlargement of the prostate can cause other medical problems such as bladder stones and urinary tract infections

Enlarged prostate that causes urinary symptoms that are not adequately improved by medicines

  • Urinary symptoms that are bothersome and treatment with medication is not possible for medical reasons
  • The inability to pass urine without a catheter
  • Kidneys that are not functioning properly because the prostate is blocking the bladder recurrent urine infections due to obstruction caused by the prostate bleeding from the prostate due its enlargement

Reasons you should prefer Laser PVP

  • Minimal bleeding
  • Only 30% of patients need a post-op catheter
  • Patients can be charged immediately after the operation
  • Patients can resume normal activities within days of the surgery
  • Compilations during the procedure are rare and if they occur, they are mild.
  • Post-operative impotence has not been linked with the PVP procedure.
  • Sexual dysfunction conditions such as Retrograde ejaculation and erectile dysfunction are less likely to occur in PVP
  • Leads to improved urine flow due to fewer symptoms of urinary obstruction

Reasons you should have a laser prostatectomy

  • Having a laser prostatectomy reduces the chance of having urinary symptoms
  • Significantly less bleeding
  • Smaller instruments are used as compared to the TURP(Transurethral Resection of the Prostate) method, hence, these reduce the chance of a urethral stricture

Disadvantages of having a laser prostatectomy

  • When compared to the standard TURP method, the PVP procedure takes a longer time to perform and this makes it slightly ineffective on large glands.
  • Due to the prostate being vaporized, there is no possible to analyze any tissue that confirms that the prostate cancer has been completely removed.
  • After the laser PVP procedure, it is more common to find discomfort in passing urine in this procedure than the standard TURP method.
  • Sometimes the dead prostatic tissue is passed and thus interrupting the flow of urine.
  • In some rare cases, complications can occur.

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