MiLEP Laser Prostate Surgery

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Innovations in urological treatments have reached a new milestone with MiLEP Laser Prostate Surgery, especially in Boise, where Dr. Slade leads the way as the first and only urologist in the United States to offer this advanced procedure. This page explores the details of MiLEP — Minimally Invasive Laser Enucleation of the Prostate — a technique that enhances the efficacy of traditional prostate surgeries with the benefits of modern, minimally invasive methods. By utilizing the smallest tools in Idaho, MiLEP represents a significant leap forward in treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), focusing on superior patient outcomes and improved quality of life.

What Is MiLEP Laser Prostate Surgery?

MiLEP, or Minimally Invasive Laser Enucleation of the Prostate, represents a significant advancement in prostate surgery techniques. This innovative procedure integrates the proven benefits of HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate) with the latest advancements in medical technology, utilizing miniaturized instruments.

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While traditional TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate) and HoLEP surgeries typically involve instruments measuring 26 to 28 French (Fr) in diameter, corresponding to 8.7mm and 9.3mm respectively, MiLEP sets a new standard with its 18 to 22 Fr instruments, which are only 6 to 7mm in diameter. This reduction in size, up to 36%, minimizes the instruments' impact on the urethra, offering a less invasive approach with the potential for reduced postoperative discomfort and faster recovery times.

How Does MiLEP Laser Prostate Surgery Differ from HoLEP?

While MiLEP (Minimally Invasive Laser Enucleation of the Prostate) and HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate) both target effective treatment of BPH symptoms, MiLEP distinguishes itself through its significant reduction in instrument size. This reduction, from the standard size used in HoLEP to a much smaller diameter in MiLEP, notably minimizes trauma to the urethra, potentially reducing urinary discomfort post-surgery.

Patient choosing MiLEP for BPH treatment in boise

The smaller instruments of MiLEP also mean a decreased likelihood of stretching and damaging the urethral sphincter during the procedure, thereby reducing the risk of post-operative urinary incontinence. Furthermore, MiLEP's innovative approach often eliminates the need for urethral dilation—a painful and sometimes necessary part of traditional TURP or HoLEP procedures. These advancements position MiLEP as a more patient-friendly option, offering enhanced comfort and quicker recovery while maintaining the effectiveness of prostate treatment.

What Is the Rate of Effectiveness of MiLEP Laser Prostate Surgery?

The effectiveness of MiLEP Laser Prostate Surgery in treating symptoms of BPH is notably high, as evidenced by clinical outcomes and patient reports. Patients undergoing MiLEP often experience significant improvements in urinary flow rates and symptom scores following the surgery. Clinical studies highlight the procedure's long-term efficacy, with the majority of patients achieving near-lifetime relief from BPH symptoms and a very low likelihood of needing re-treatment.

Moreover, MiLEP is recognized for its ability to preserve urinary continence and sexual function post-surgery, aspects crucial to maintaining patients' quality of life. These results underscore MiLEP's standing as a highly effective treatment option for BPH, combining patient comfort with successful long-term outcomes.

Doctor and patient discussing MiLEP for bph treatment in boise

Contact Boise Urologist Dr. Slade for Enlarged Prostate Treatment

If you're living with the effects of an enlarged prostate and want to stop medications now, consider the MiLEP Laser Prostate Surgery. As the only endourologist in Idaho with fellowship training under the esteemed James Lingeman, Marcelino Rivera, and Tim Large, Dr. Slade brings unparalleled expertise and patient care.

Contact Dr. Austen Slade today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards improved urological health.

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