Minimally invasive options for enlarged prostate surgery include transurethral microwave therapy, transurethral needle ablation and the UroLift system, according to WebMD. Surgical procedures may be required, such as tra... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

A prostate biopsy is a procedure in which prostate gland tissue samples are obtained, states Johns Hopkins Medicine. This is done either by using a special biopsy needle or through surgery in order to determine whether c... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

During prostate laser surgery, a doctor inserts a fiber-optic scope into the urethra through the tip of the penis and directs a laser through the scope to shrink or destroy excess prostate tissue blocking the flow of uri... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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During a prostate biopsy test, a doctor inserts a thin needle into the rectum, between the scrotum and anus, or through the urethra and extracts prostate tissue for microscopic testing, says WebMD. Either local or genera... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

YAG laser surgery, also known as Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy, is performed to correct the clouding on a lens after cataract surgery, says WebMD. In some cases the clouded lens can lead to more vision loss experien... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging