12:15pm | Dr. Zach, GFB house doctor
TOPIC – Urological problems such as urinary incontinence and infections. Dr Zach will also discuss new laser treatment for enlarged prostate.
INFO – Did you know that by the age of 60, half of all Canadian men will be affected by BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia; otherwise known as an enlarged prostate) and that by the age of 80, most Canadian men will be affected?
Recently, Health Canada has released new warnings on the drugs which treat BPH as they may be linked to an aggressive form of prostate cancer. A lot of men currently turn to the drugs to avoid undergoing TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate), an invasive surgery that involves several days in the hospital.
A new laser treatment is a cost-effective, non-invasive proven technology used by doctors across the country and delivers quality of life back to patients quickly. Most patients return home the same day.
Men likely don’t know much about the small, walnut sized gland at the base of their bladders. Just as likely, they’re unaware of the treatment options available to treat the condition accompanied by increased frequency of urination, weak urine flow, starting and stopping during urination and frequent waking at night to urinate.
TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate) was first introduced in the late 1930′s is currently considered the standard in treating BPH. However, with the introduction of GreenLight, is offering an alternative to TURP and a new standard of care for treating enlarged prostates. GreenLight has proven to deliver results equivalent to TURP, with lower morbidity, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and lower overall costs.
More than 600 medical studies support GreenLight’s innovative advancement in the care of BPH. GreenLight is cost-effective for hospitals, a proven technology used by doctors across the country and delivers quality of life back to patients.
To summarize the benefits, this treatment:
- Saves taxpayer money on acute health care costs.
- Cures BPH (enlarged prostate), a condition which affects most older men (50% of Canadian men by the age of 60!)
- Replaces a traditional surgery which requires several days in hospital to recoup with a same day out-patient treatment
- Returns patients to a better quality of life faster