HoLEP Procedure: A Treatment Option for Men with Enlarged Prostate

HoLEP Procedure: A Treatment Option for Men with Enlarged Prostate


Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate or (HoLEP) is a minimally invasive procedure for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia, which includes using pulses of a light beam called a holmium laser to peel the interior tissue surrounding the urethra and hollow out the prostate.

As the most common prostate problem in men of all ages; benign prostatic hyperplasia causes the prostate to grow, preventing pee and sperm from leaving your body, and HoLEP procedure is considered to be very effective for removing more prostate tissue than other procedures; thus addressing obstruction of the bladder.

With no incisions and little downtime; Holmium Laser Enucleation is relatively a bloodless operation performed by a urologist under general anesthesia and takes about three hours with a concomitant reduction in transfusion requirement, and avoids the dangers of systemic fluid absorption, and compared to the other procedures; it has a shorter catheterization time and better long-term outcomes, whereas patients should be able to get back to their lives quickly.

The Department of Urology at Al Salam Hospital is well equipped with all endourology and laparoscopy instruments and senior experienced urologists in order to provide the required treatments for the entire spectrum of Urological Diseases; whereas the department provides care to adult and pediatric cases including renal transplantation, stone management, prostate diseases, andrology, male infertility, oncology and pediatric malformations.


  • National Institute of Health, 2015 
  • Brisbane Urology Clinic

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