Continuing our long tradition of innovation and delivering ground-breaking treatment, we are now able to offer transperoneal laser ablation. This micro-invasive treatment brings a wide range of benefits to patients, and is performed by Mr Chris Ogden.


The condition

As men get older, the prostate can enlarge, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Around half of all men over 50 will experience this, a figure that rises to 80 per cent in men over 70.

The symptoms can be uncomfortable and difficult to manage, they include: 

  • A frequent and urgent need to urinate
  • Difficulty with urination (starting and stopping)
  • An inability to fully empty the bladder
  • Weak urine flow


While common, this condition can be debilitating, leading to anxiety, loss of sleep and significantly impacting quality of life.

Medication and major surgery are two options open to men suffering from BPH but, at The London Urologists, we’re now able to offer you another, micro-invasive treatment.

Transperineal laser ablation of the prostate typically takes just an hour, with patients able to return home the same day.

The treatment

Using the EchoLaser® system, you’ll have an ultrasound probe inserted into your rectum. This allows us to see your prostate on a screen during the procedure. Two very fine fibres (measuring .8mm) are then inserted through your perineum and into the prostate itself. The laser is then delivered to the site through these wires.

We’ll discuss the procedure with you beforehand to assess whether it’s the right option for you, and to discuss whether you’ll have a local or general anaesthetic.

After the procedure, you should be able to feel the benefits within a few weeks as your prostate reduces in size.

The procedure has been shown to be both safe and effective in managing the symptoms of BPH.

The benefits

Among the benefits associated with transperineal laser ablation of the prostate are:

  • Greatly reduced risk to sexual function
  • Rapid recovery
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • No need for general anaesthetic
  • Improvements reported within weeks of the procedure
  • Precise treatment with no damage to healthy tissue


If you’d like to find out more, or see whether this treatment could be right for you, get in touch. We’ll be more than happy to help.

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