This is a great breakthrough and I wholeheartedly hope NHS trusts around the country implement this as soon as they can.
Any treatment which is still effective but quicker and less invasive, as well as being cheaper for the NHS, should be utilised wherever possible.
Some 13,000 men in England could benefit from a laser treatment to manage symptoms from an enlarged prostate, the NHS is being advised. Most men over the age of 60 have non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says many of these, if they are having symptoms, could have the new therapy rather than conventional surgery. The treatment delivers a beam of green light to vaporise overgrown tissue. The standard care currently is to cut away the tissue using a thin, hot loop of wire during a procedure known as TURP. While TURP is effective, experts say the new laser treatment could be more convenient for patients.