GreenLight Laser Surgery Complications

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Bruce

Pastrengo, Italy

#1 May 8, 2007
I had the Green Light procedure 65 days ago and am continuing to deal with complications. The doctor says I am emptying my bladder, but I still have frequent trips to the bathroom. There is even less warning than before and the urgency is greater than before the procedure. The amount of urine is less than before the procedure. Also about six weeks after surgery I stopped ejaculating and my organism are less intense. The first six weeks were quite painful. Perhaps I amy the unfortunate case, but this was far more complex and risky than I was led to believe. I'd look at other options if I could go back.
Fred

Fairfax, VA

#2 May 19, 2007
I could not believe the posting from Bruce. I had exactly the same procedure and am now dealing with the exact same problems...but my doctor had told me there would be no dysfunction !!!
Chuck

United States

#3 May 31, 2007
Fred wrote:
I could not believe the posting from Bruce. I had exactly the same procedure and am now dealing with the exact same problems...but my doctor had told me there would be no dysfunction !!!
I had surgery Jan 27th and have since been dealing with the same problems plus a urinary stubborn urinary tract infection.
Chuck

United States

#4 May 31, 2007
I had the greenlight laser procedure on jan 27th and have continued to have increased frequency and severe urgency. am also dealing with a stubborn urinary tract infection
Andrew New York City

AOL

#5 Jun 1, 2007
I had surgery Jan 27th and have since been dealing with the same problems plus a urinary stubborn urinary tract infection.

I had the surgery done on April 23, 2007. I'm also having the same exact problems. In addition, I can orgasm but no longer produce sperm. The doctor is treating it as a urinary tract infection but even with medications, I find no relief. If I can go back in time, I would never have the operation.
Lew

Peekskill, NY

#6 Jun 14, 2007
I had the GREEN LIGHT Laser
procedure on 10/25/2005 and was left with retograded ejaculation and the same problems of urgency,dribbling, etc.that I had before. Recently, the scar tissue it had left behind grew and virtually closed off my bladder reguiring surgery on 6/12/2007 to open it up. Heres hoping that this will be the end of this!
Bailey

Ilford, UK

#7 Jun 27, 2007
I have suffered the same, urgency and incontinence since having the procedure 2 months ago. These sied effects were not detailed ahead of the procedure.
Paul

United States

#8 Jul 3, 2007
I had the surgery in the beginning of May and have had three urinary tract infections since than. I also really don't feel that much better than I did before the surgery. The doctor insists that I am better because I am emptying my bladder but even though I still seem to have constant urges. I met with the urologist today and he advised I may have adhesions and need a procedure again to remove the adhesions hase anyone had that done?
RJS Miami Florida

United States

#9 Jul 6, 2007
To those with bad PVP Green Light outcomes: It depends critically on the competency of the surgeon. Here one friend had PVP Green Light done by an incompetent practitioner and went through hell. The ablation was incorrectly done, causing failure of re-epithelialization on one side of the urethral wall. All doctors are not created equal! Other friends who have gone to S.T., MD in Miami and to the Mayo Clinic (inventor of the procedure) for Green Light treatment have had outstanding results.
Jim

AOL

#10 Jul 10, 2007
Lew wrote:
I had the GREEN LIGHT Laser
procedure on 10/25/2005 and was left with retograded ejaculation and the same problems of urgency,dribbling, etc.that I had before. Recently, the scar tissue it had left behind grew and virtually closed off my bladder reguiring surgery on 6/12/2007 to open it up. Heres hoping that this will be the end of this!
Lew: I had my surger in the middle of January and just went yesterday to the surgeon with the same problem (scar tissue). He tell me I will also need additional surgery to correct the problem. Let me know if it worked for you?
Wife of Patient

Ilford, UK

#11 Jul 17, 2007
My husband had the surgery now 4 months ago and still has urgency problems, no infection has been detected and the bladder emptying is reported as normal. I am a very supportive person and really feel that this is affectign his quality of life. We hope that the urgency will stop but we have no idea how long this will take. On the plus side no retrograde ejaculation. But his quality of life is down at the moment.
Lew

Peekskill, NY

#12 Jul 17, 2007
Jim wrote:
<quoted text>Lew: I had my surger in the middle of January and just went yesterday to the surgeon with the same problem (scar tissue). He tell me I will also need additional surgery to correct the problem. Let me know if it worked for you?
Jim,

I'm going to see my 'new' urologist for a check up on the 26th to see if the corrective surgery he performed is working. So far, every thing seems O.K.
I'll let you know!
Rick

AOL

#13 Jul 18, 2007
my only problem is: I am considering having surgery. Has amyone had good results?
Lew

Peekskill, NY

#14 Jul 31, 2007
Jim wrote:
<quoted text>Lew: I had my surger in the middle of January and just went yesterday to the surgeon with the same problem (scar tissue). He tell me I will also need additional surgery to correct the problem. Let me know if it worked for you?
I saw my the urologist who had to surgically corect the laser damage(scar tissue) on 6/6/07 on the 26th for a followup and so far, no complaints!!
David

Greensboro, NC

#15 Aug 6, 2007
Planning on having Green light surgery in two months. Has anyone had experience with Dr. Richard R Vanderslice at Hilton Head Island Hospital,SC?
Please share your experience if you have.
David

Lexington, SC

#16 Aug 9, 2007
Lew wrote:
<quoted text>
I saw my the urologist who had to surgically corect the laser damage(scar tissue) on 6/6/07 on the 26th for a followup and so far, no complaints!!
Any suggestions on how to select the right urologist ?
Peter Tempe AZ

Mesa, AZ

#17 Aug 15, 2007
Had the greenlight zero side effects, am I the lucky one, everyone I talk to has nothing but positive feedback, I cannot believe all this stuff for your guys I am so very sorry.
Allen

Tulsa, OK

#18 Aug 16, 2007
Rick wrote:
my only problem is: I am considering having surgery. Has amyone had good results?
I had the green light laser surgery in May 07 and have had marginal improvement, and it left me with retrograde ejaculation. My advice is try every other option available before you have this done. I wish I'd never had the surgery.
Wife of Patient

Ilford, UK

#19 Aug 17, 2007
Good news, my husband is now fully recovered fromt he surgery. No more urgency or dribbling and normal ejaculation. While we have been through a difficult few months he feels it was worthwhile.
Gampa Jack

Rochester, NY

#20 Aug 24, 2007
I'm having Laser surgery this Mon. Aug.27. My Dr. is a lady. I have had this restricted condition a long time,I take pills twice a day. My major probelm is the fact that somedays I'm good, other days I'm not. I'll post my results after next week.Sorry to hear about others with post operation problems.

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