GreenLight Laser Surgery Complications
Riva Perry

Chicago, IL

#678 Jun 26, 2011
Can anyone recommend a good urologist in Chicago who can perform the green light surgery?
Tug

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#679 Jun 26, 2011
I have an appopintment to have an colonoscopy on August 2/2011. Is that too soon after having PVP surgery.
Willi J

United States

#680 Jun 28, 2011
I had the surgery 5/18/11. Feeling better but the slight burning continues and last night out of the blue I urinated blood and a thick discharge kind of like coagulated blood. This has scared the daylights out of me and I will be the 1st one calling my urologist this morning. Anyone else had this happen six weeks after surgery? I do have urgent urges to urinate although controllable. Would I choose to do this again if I had a choice? After what I've been through...I think not.....
Bill Ohio

Dayton, OH

#681 Jun 28, 2011
RIVA PERRT

Go to this website. http://www.greenlightforbph.com/fad/
This is how I found my surgeon.

Click on "find Uroligist: and enter your city, Zip code, etc.
Bill Ohio

United States

#682 Jun 28, 2011
Riva Perry wrote:
Can anyone recommend a good urologist in Chicago who can perform the green light surgery?
Go to this website. http://www.greenlightforbph.com/fad/
This is how I found my surgeon.

Click on "find Uroligist: and enter your city, Zip code, etc
Tug

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#683 Jun 28, 2011
I had my PVP surgery on June 15/2011.All bleeding stopped on June 25/2011, what i have now is freguent trips to the can,sometimes slight burning and stop and go peeing with some dribbing. I do not urinate alot of urine each time i go.

I just had a rather unpleasant,depressing visit with my local urologist, this doctor was not the doctor that preformed the surgery.After telling him how things were going he basically said that if the surgery had worked i would of had immediate results.Further more his nurse told me i could end up with a chronic bladder if i was going freguently and passing a small amount of urine.He wants to do a Turp in 6 months if my condition does not change. I asked him to do a cyto in 6 months instead so we can view on video my prostate and to see what was going on, he agreed.I have read on this site that it takes weeks/months to see results, hope that some-one comments on this.
Jim

Athens, PA

#684 Jun 29, 2011
Richord wrote:
The device malfunctioned on three patients the morning of my procedure.
Bleeding and pain were significant!
Continued to bleed significantly for 10 days.
The urologist had to perform second procedure to repair the first procedure.
Bleeding and pain continued for two months.
Richord,
I am interestd in learning more about the device failures. I had my greenlight surgery in Syracuse in March and something went wrong but the urologist could not figure out what it was. It may have been the same device as they get it on one day lease. I belive there is one outfit that leases these devices all over New York State. Any info you have is appreciated contact me directly at [email protected]
Jerry

Sonoma, CA

#685 Jul 1, 2011
I had my GL surgery late december 2010 and have been in perfect shape since about March. It took a while for the urgency to urinate to go away and i gradually got up fewer times at night. I am getting up once a night ( i have since i was 20 or so anyway) and have no complications at all. I'm 64 and feel like the clock has been turned back 40 years. I can make it through a complete baseball game and have a beer again. My advice is to find an experienced surgeon period. I'm posting because I read this forum prior to my surgery and it scared me - this can have remarkably good results- with little pain and suffering.
Larry

Pasadena, MD

#686 Jul 4, 2011
I am 61 and had the Greenlight laser prostate procedure one week ago (27 June 2011). I have no bleeding and some discomfort/burning when urinating. I have slepted through the night last night. I am wearing a pad due to some minor leakage. My doc suggested 3 weeks before attempting sexual activity.

I was on FLOMAX, then RAPIFLO for 2 years with
inconsistant results; some days OK, others peeing
or attempting to pee every hour, day and night.
3 weeks before the procedure urination stopped
and I was catheterized until the procedure.
Looks good so far....
Tug

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#687 Jul 6, 2011
Well its been 21 days since i had my Green Light Laser surgery.Here's what's happening, i have frequent trips to the can,but i had that before surgery. My flow is stronger but the volume is about the same as before the PVP.There is a little blood now and then and some dribbling.If all remains the same is would still say that the surgery was a success because i can now pee on my first attempt.Wooohooo, before i really couldn't go anywhere and expect to use the washroom on my first attempt. I always travelled with catheters just i case.The surgery was to remove any flow obstruction and that was a success,any other urological problems that i have will hopefully sort themselves out in time.Knock on wood.
Rick in Wisconsin

Madison, WI

#688 Jul 7, 2011
Jerry wrote:
I had my GL surgery late december 2010 and have been in perfect shape since about March. It took a while for the urgency to urinate to go away and i gradually got up fewer times at night. I am getting up once a night ( i have since i was 20 or so anyway) and have no complications at all. I'm 64 and feel like the clock has been turned back 40 years. I can make it through a complete baseball game and have a beer again. My advice is to find an experienced surgeon period. I'm posting because I read this forum prior to my surgery and it scared me - this can have remarkably good results- with little pain and suffering.
Jerry I had same results...like im 20 again....It was all the surgeoun ..i got lucky and went to a teaching hospital ... afterbeing on a catheter for over a year ..I'm so happy I did laser and not turp....
Ben There Done That 2

Altoona, PA

#689 Jul 10, 2011
Six weeks after PVP green light, had slough of scar tissue that totally blocked urethra, bladder ballooned to more than 1000 ml blood, urine and slough. A 24 gauge three way foley could not clear. Was life threatening and most painful twelve hour ordeal of my life. Required emergency cystocopic electrocauterization surgery. New surgeon says previous surgeon botched it. And, says I am likely to need traditional TURP surgery in the future, as he does not expect the cautery to maintain the desired outcomes. Many urologists no longer do PVP, as the results are so mixed. But they get paid more for less time than traditional.
Tug

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#690 Jul 15, 2011
I had PVP surgery one month ago. I have increased flow ( more power ) and i can urinate better when i need to go. I still have urgency and i am up about 3-4 times a night and volume is still low. My urine is clearer now and seldom have any blood.Hopefully things will improve with time.
Bill Ohio

Dayton, OH

#691 Jul 16, 2011
As it has been said by others, I believe that good results are due to the experience and snd skill of the surgeo. Make sure you get one that has done hundreds and has good reputatiojn of sucess. It has been 21 months since my green light surgery and it has been very succesful. And I had the worst case you could have.
Jim

United States

#692 Jul 18, 2011
It's been 4 months now since the GL surgery. I am wearing diapers 24/7 because the bladder is releasing urine constantly. My surgeon failed to inform me that if you have a spastic bladder before the surgery (which I had) it will be worse after the surgery, what with the opening of a better path for the urine to flow. This is very annoying. There is a possibility of the bladder returning to normal function but it will still be months before that happens, if at all. The Vesicare is not helping, as it should. If I knew this would be a result I would certainly not have had the surgery. This is a lot worse than before.
Bill Ohio

Dayton, OH

#693 Jul 18, 2011
To JIM:

Jim, Im so sorry. Have you tried to do bladder muscele exercise. They are called Kegel exercise. It brings strength bck to your bladder muscele so you can control them.
Jim

United States

#694 Jul 20, 2011
Bill Ohio wrote:
To JIM:
Jim, Im so sorry. Have you tried to do bladder muscele exercise. They are called Kegel exercise. It brings strength bck to your bladder muscele so you can control them.
Bill,

The kegal exercises are for strengthening the sphincter muscles, not the bladder. And with the spastic bladder, it is not sending the proper signal to the sphincter muscles to contract and close down while the bladder fills. So all urine simply goes into the bladder and the bladder immediately pushes it out and the sphincters are open to let it through. I have been doing the kegel exercises but if the bladder is not signalling the sphincter to close, then the exercises are moot, except that I can consciously hold the sphincters for a short time but not for long. I am using the attends diapers but when they fill up they leak out. I have a protective rubber sheet under me on the bed and a towel on top of that but often while I am asleep the diaper fills up and soaks up the towel and I am lying in a pool of urine. Hope this will eventually clear up but the urologist says sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't.
Bill

Las Vegas, NV

#695 Jul 23, 2011
Rick wrote:
my only problem is: I am considering having surgery. Has amyone had good results?
If you have ever had radiation in the past do not have the Greenlight Surgery done. I'm worse off now than I was before.
Joe

Belmont, NH

#696 Jul 26, 2011
Bruce wrote:
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.
Bruce I also have had lost of pain sents the procedure May 15 2011
over 2 months ago. I know longer trust the doctor that did this and don't know what to do?
Joe

Belmont, NH

#697 Jul 26, 2011
Wishing I never done it !!!!!!!!!!

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