Trends and Utilization of Laser Prostatectomy in Ambulatory Surgical Procedures for the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in New York State (2000-2011) Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
  • Laser Therapy
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Transurethral Resection of Prostate

abstract

  • TURP remains the most common procedure. However, the rate of use has declined over time. In contrast, laser use has significantly increased. Laser treatment was utilized more in younger patients, in those privately insured, in hospitals with high volumes of BPH procedures, and in patients with fewer comorbid conditions. Both surgeries are safe with no differences in terms of occurrences of morbidity and complications.

publication date

  • June 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/end.2014.0692

PubMed ID

  • 25353692

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 700

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 29

number

  • 6