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Phelps Memorial Hospital Center Urologists are Now Using Breakthrough Laser Surgery to Treat Prostate Problems
Date:5/10/2013

treat moderate sized prostates.

How Is Green Light XPS Laser Surgery Done?
During Green Light XPS laser surgery, a laser instrument is inserted into the urethra via a cystoscope while the patient is under general or spinal anesthesia. The laser delivers high-powered energy, which heats up tissue in the enlarged prostate and causes it to “vaporize,” resulting in a large channel for urine to pass through. The procedure takes from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the size and anatomy of the prostate. The therapy remains effective for years.

Although an overnight stay is not necessary, many patients of Dr. Housman and Dr. Hershman remain overnight in the hospital. The next morning, the catheter is removed and patients leave the hospital.
“This is a painless operation with reduced post-operative discomfort as compared to TURP,” says Dr. Hershman. “Most patients can resume normal activities within a couple of days, and strenuous activities, including sex, within three to four weeks.”

“The real advantage to these patients is getting them off the prostate medications,” says Dr. Housman. “This is a safe, quick, well-tolerated procedure. Men who have been afraid to have surgery, or for whom surgery was previously not considered as an option, are now excellent candidates.”

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Jack Hershman, MD, is board certified in urology. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He completed a residency in general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital followed by a residency in urology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Hershman has offices on the Phelps campus at 777 North Broadway, Suite 309 (914-631-3331) and at 132 Maple Street in Croton-on-Hudson (914-271-9331).

Arno Housman, MD, chief of urology at Phelps, is board certified in urology and serves on the hospital’s medical board. He hosts
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