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Plasma-Kinetic (Plasma Button) Therapy for BPH

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In contrast to conventional transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), where prostate tissue is removed using cutting loops, the Plasma Button technology gently vaporizes the tissue with a small button-shaped device.

Men with substantial LUTS (lower urinary tract symptoms, secondary to BPH) may benefit from the plasma button treatment rather than other minimally invasive treatments (MITs).

A prospective, randomized study showed that patients who had the Plasma Button Vaporization Therapy experienced improvements in the symptoms and signs measured, as well as minimal post-operative discomfort when compared with patients who had the traditional mono-polar TURP procedure. In particular, catheterization time, operative duration and hospital stay were all shorter for patients who elected the Plasma Button Vaporization technology. Additionally, blood loss and operative complications were also less than traditional mono-polar TURP.

Dr. Loisides was the first to introduce the plasma kinetic technology to the Westside of Los Angeles and has performed hundreds of these procedures.