Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate

Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) offers superior voiding outcomes to traditional transurethral resection and less morbidity than open simple prostatectomy. Likewise, HoLEP has been determined to result in excellent outcomes regardless of gland size. We present a step-by-step surgical approach to HoLEP describing both the traditional enucleation technique and a modified "top-down" surgical technique.

In this video, two techniques are presented that were performed by two (A.E.K., J.E.L.) surgeons at our institution.

In the examples of the two enucleation techniques mentioned, outcomes are similar with regard to surgical and functional outcomes.

HoLEP as a treatment for BPH with associated lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) results in excellent patient outcomes and can be offered to patients regardless of prostate volume.

Journal of endourology. 2018 May [Epub]

Marcelino E Rivera, James E Lingeman, Amy E Krambeck

Indiana University Department of Urology, Indianapolis, Indiana.