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PVP (Photoselective Vaporization of Prostate) in Europe

Hospitals and medical centers in Europe offering PVP (Photoselective Vaporization of Prostate).

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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PVP

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Sanitas Hospitales

Sanitas is a hospital group in Spain with two major facilities in Madrid that accommodates all medical specialties.

Listed urologists:

Dr. Ignacio Moncada Iribarren

Head of Urology, Sanitas La Zarzuela Hospital

Dr. Arturo Platas

Urology Specialist

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PVP

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Klinik Hirslanden & Klinik im Park

The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group is committed to excellence and quality. Over the last twenty years it has established an international reputation offering the very best in private healthcare.

Listed urologists:

Dr. Stephan Bauer

Urology Specialist

Dr. Ladislav Prikler

Urology Specialist

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PVP

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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PVP

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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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Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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PVP

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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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Prof. Dr. Selami Albayrak

Urology Specialist

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ziya Akbulut

Urology Specialist

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PVP

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Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Hospital Internacional Medimar

Medimar International Hospital is a tetriatry care hospital with 200 physicians, 50 resident and 150 affiliated, providing healthcare services to the residents of Alicante, as well as to over 25,000 foreign patients a year.

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4,900 - 7,600 US$

Clinica La Luz

The largest private hospital in Madrid, with over one hundred physicians providing tertiary medical services in over thirty medical specialties. The hospital is equipped to deal with the most complex of conditions, including oncology, neurosurgery and cardiac surgery.

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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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