New laser introduced at St Vincent's Hospital


12 Jul 2011

Dr Stricker has commenced a new form of laser therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia using the biolitic laser technology. This is the first time this has been used in Australia and Dr Stricker is initially performing a trial at St Vincent's.

Preliminary results are excellent with patients being discharged within 24 hours and often within 12 hours of their surgery. There are now over 100 machines in the United States of America being used, but this is the first of its type being brought to Australia. It compares very favourably with the results of other forms of laser such as the green light laser.