Holmium laser enucleation of the prostatic adenoma (HoLEP)

José Placer, Miguel Ángel López, Carles Raventós, Jacques Planas, Carlos Salvador, Jorge Ropero, Juan Morote

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Holmium laser enucleation of the prostatic adenoma (HoLEPj represents an innovative surgical option for the treatment of bladder outlet obstruction caused by benign prostatic hypertrophy. The results of numerous randomized prospective studies and clinical case series have confirmed that HoLEP is a procedure that attains immediate bladder outlet obstruction release, that improvement of symptomatic and uroflowmetry parameters is maintained in the midterm and, it is associated with less morbidity than conventional surgery. On the other hand, the shortage of urologists with experience in this procedure, and its technical difficulty have limited its spread in our environment. In this article we describe in detail the technique we use in our center for the performance of HoLEP, emphasizing the modifications we have introduced with time to make the operation easier and to avoid complications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-256
JournalArchivos Espanoles de Urologia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2011


  • HoLEP
  • Holmium
  • Laser
  • Prostate
  • Prostatic enucleation


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