HSHS Holy Family Hospital is now offering photoreactive vaporization of the prostate (PVP). Laser PVP surgery is a minimally invasive treatment for an enlarged prostate. PVP is a faster recovery and immediate symptom relief procedure now being offered to the local community.
PVP is a non-invasive procedure that uses a laser to remove excess tissue that is blocking urine flow through the prostate. This type of surgery avoids any cutting or scrapping of the tissue. A PVP procedure is also the best option for men who have blood-clotting conditions or those who may take blood thinners.
“This procedure provides a quick recovery with reduced pain and minimal side effects,” said David Bitzer, MD, board certified urologist for HSHS Medical Group. “This non-invasive procedure doesn’t require any incisions and allows for most patients to be released within 24 hours.”
HSHS Holy Family Hospital is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.