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Is laser prostatectomy effective for enlarged prostate?

Q: My father, 84 years old, is suffering from enlarged prostate. He has been suffering from Parkinson's disease too for the last 10 years. He cannot move on his own. I want to know whether his prostate enlargement can be cured with Laser Prostatectomy.

A:Yes, it may be possible to do laser prostatectomy but it is not without risk and no one can guarantee improvement after surgery. He may continue to wet his bed or may not pass urine on his own. You should be clear about the objective. You should focus on quality of life. The approach in this age is do minimum and grant maximum relief.

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