Results from PVP Green Light surgury Patients ONLY

Lester Mapes Community Member December 01, 2007
  • Anyone that has had PVP greenlight treatment, please tell me your results and recovery time, ie pain, etc.

     

    I am having it done the end of Dec.

     

    Patients only please, not Dr.'s promoting the proceedure.

     

    Thanks

    Les Mapes

8 Comments
  • Anonymous
    Fred
    May. 19, 2008

    For me it was a walk in the park.  Had it done one morning, took the catheter out the next morning and I was out on my boat the following morning.  I really don't like the retrograde thing as it seems unatural but I'll live with it, No problem.

  • Anonymous
    don
    Apr. 07, 2008
    I had this procedure 3/25/08 and now, almost 2 weeks later still have some pain and discomfort when urinating. this seems to be both better than some and worse than some so I don.t know what is normal. haven't seen my doctor yet.
  • Anonymous
    Bob
    Mar. 04, 2008

    I also swear by the procedure and other than a very short discomfort have been super. My worse experience was wearing the urine bag for 24 hours. I took no pain pills or any other medicine and had immediate relief.  My stream straightened itself out after just a few days.

     

    Get someone really experienced and you will not have any problems.

  • Anonymous
    Walter J. Culver
    Feb. 25, 2008

    I had the procedure done in Baltimore in Nov 2006, and it worked as advertised. 

       The doctor was chosen by my physician because he had done the treatment using the specific high-success-rate laser system (third-generation PVP technology) hundreds of times.  This, even though I live in Northern Viriginia and would have to stay over...

    RHMLucky777

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    I had the procedure done in Baltimore in Nov 2006, and it worked as advertised. 

       The doctor was chosen by my physician because he had done the treatment using the specific high-success-rate laser system (third-generation PVP technology) hundreds of times.  This, even though I live in Northern Viriginia and would have to stay over in Baltimore to avoid the car ride back and forth in one day.

       The standard approach the doctor takes is to insert a catheter for 24 hours after the procedure.  There was quite a bit of blood leakage after the procedure for about 48 hours.  Fortunately I wear briefs, which helped contain it, but I went thru about 6 pairs until the bleeding subsided.  There was also more discomfort than I had been led to believe.  I was given a supply of mild pain pills after the procedure, but my tolerance for pain is naturally high and I just gritted my way thru without taking any of the pills.    

       Upon removing the catheter myself (I was given instructions for how to do it), the first urination was difficult, by the doctor told me to wait until I REALLY had to go, and that helped.  By the third day I had only mild twinges when I urinated, and even those soon disappeared. 

       In the 15 months since the procedure everything has been normal.  I highly recommend it.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jan. 22, 2008

    I certainly had much better results. Very little discomfort and I was up and  around in a couple of days. The big downside for me was that they found Prostate cancer and I am now in the process of trying to figure out what to do.  The PVP worked fine, just make sure that you have a Doctor who knows what he is doing.  My Doctor had done about...

    RHMLucky777

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    I certainly had much better results. Very little discomfort and I was up and  around in a couple of days. The big downside for me was that they found Prostate cancer and I am now in the process of trying to figure out what to do.  The PVP worked fine, just make sure that you have a Doctor who knows what he is doing.  My Doctor had done about 400 of the proceedures.

    Good Luck

    Les

  • Anonymous
    Margrit
    Jan. 21, 2008
    My Dad is scheduled for the Greenlight PVP laser surgery on Feb 4th.  i'm concerned....   any comments re your experience if you've had it done would be most appreciated.  thanks!
  • Anonymous
    marland countryman
    Jan. 18, 2008
    The pain after the treatment was terrible, it was as if my penis was in a terrible cramp for approximately two weeks, I frequently urinated in the bed at nights(which I had never done in my life, it has now been three months and I still have pain in this lower area, very frequent bowel movements and urinated about every one to two hours 24 hours per dayI very...
    RHMLucky777
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    The pain after the treatment was terrible, it was as if my penis was in a terrible cramp for approximately two weeks, I frequently urinated in the bed at nights(which I had never done in my life, it has now been three months and I still have pain in this lower area, very frequent bowel movements and urinated about every one to two hours 24 hours per dayI very much hope I get better soon as this has been no fun at all but at least I do have an erection about as well as before which is about half the time.
    • Anonymous
      gene14
      Oct. 04, 2009

      My experience was far better than yours....

       

      Had the procedure on Feriday, October 4th, 2009.  Day surgery at Deaconess Hospital.  I am a healthy, but overweight, 68 year old male.  I take no medicine and have not had any health problems before this.

       

      Went in to the operation at 7:30am.  The doctor was done around 8:30m. ...

      RHMLucky777

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      My experience was far better than yours....

       

      Had the procedure on Feriday, October 4th, 2009.  Day surgery at Deaconess Hospital.  I am a healthy, but overweight, 68 year old male.  I take no medicine and have not had any health problems before this.

       

      Went in to the operation at 7:30am.  The doctor was done around 8:30m.  I was fully awake from general anesthesia by 9:30am, and went home at 10:00am with catheter in place.

       

      During the procedure, I was knocked out so I know nothing of operation.  But no real pain once I got home home except for the catheter which feels totally foreign.  Pain pills helped.  I slept for 12 hours that evening.  Best sleep I had had in months.  Emptied catheter bag twice in that evening, but went right back to sleep.

       

      I removed catheter the next moring.  My urine was free of blood and a clear yellow.   Since then it has been another 30 hours (Sat) and 54 hour ( Sun)since the operation.  Now there is a little blood each time I urinate.

       

      I went to work the next day, Saturday, after 24 hours .  I did desk work.  After 48 hours I was so well and full of life (normal) that I went for a walk in the woods.    I am almost exacly like I was a week ago - nothing has changed my life.

       

      The first urination was painful, as expected.  The next was really not too bad.  Almost no acidic pain.    From then on urinating was never much of an irritant, but I still have a little hesitation each time I go.  But I only experience a twinge of discomfort on the first moment of urination.  After that it is all fine.

       

       

       

      As for the actual results, it is way too early to know.  I still go to the bathroom every 1 to 3 hours and urinate.  Cannot know yet if the doctor took too little off the prostrate canal or if it is still swollen.   I wonder if I will not get the relief I need from the operation.  That is a question yet unanswered

       

      But most bulletin board posts tell me it takes weeks to actually heal and get normal from the PVP procedure.  So I am optomistic.

       

      The urine stream is a bit stronger.  Yesterday afternoon and today the urine stream started to divide a bit.  I suspect a small blood clot is in the uretha stream and it will leave when it is ready to leave.  Obviously it can't stay there forever.

       

      I cannot imagine a person not doing this operation.  The going to the washroom every 2 hours each day and night has to be maddening.  It was making me sleep deprived and that was very, very bad.  So the benefits far, far outweight the risks.

       

      I suspect the few people who have bad results are

       

      1)  poorer candidates

      2) results of too aggressive a doctor taking too much off

      3) an operation performed by a newer doctor without experience

       

      but for the tens of thousands world wide that succeed, their silence is testimonial to the fact that this is an absolute godsend.

       

      I would recommend it to anyone if they qualify as a candidate.  Done correctly, it is relative painless and far less intrusive than I thought.

       

       

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