The most advanced LASER TECHNOLOGY for prostate surgery is now in UCMed!

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Worldwide, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men. In the Philippines, it is now the third leading cause of death among Filipino men. Records from the Department of Health (DOH) showed that around six million men over the age of 50 were at risk at developing prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is a malignant growth that originates in the prostate, a small gland that lies under the urinary bladder and surrounds the initial part of the urethra and whose secretion forms part of semen.

Surgery is a common choice to cure prostate cancer if it is not thought to have spread outside the prostate gland. Laser surgery is one of the newest forms of treating prostate cancer.

Prostate laser surgery is also used to relieve moderate to severe urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate — a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

During prostate laser surgery, a laser passed through the scope delivers energy that shrinks or removes excess tissue that is preventing urine flow.

UCMed’s latest Cyber TM Thulium Laser is the ideal and most powerful LASER instrument for PROSTATE SURGERY. UCMed is the first hospital to offer this laser technology and the first in VisMin.

With our newest acquisition, UCMed makes prostate surgery:

  • EFFECTIVE. With laser surgery, improvements in urinary symptoms is more immediate and are noticeable right away. With medications, it can take several weeks to months to see noticeable improvements.
  • SAFE. Unlike OPEN surgery, laser surgery can be done as an out-patient procedure or with just an overnight stay.
  • PAINLESS AND FAST. Quicker recovery for patients as compared to TURP or open surgery. Enlarged prostate generally requires the use of a catheter to drain urine from the bladder after surgery but with laser surgery, a catheter is needed for less than 24 hours which means the procedure can be done in the morning and patient may go home in the afternoon.
  • BLOODLESS AND WITH MINIMAL RISKS. With laser surgery, there is lower risk of bleeding because the doctor does not need to do an OPEN surgery which is a good option for men who take medication to thin their blood or who have a bleeding disorder that doesn’t allow their blood to clot normally.

In UCMed, laser surgery can be done as an outpatient, or you can avail of our promo package with a FREE Overnight Stay. For more information, visit your Urologist today or call 888.2165.


Data sources:
https://lifestyle.mb.com.ph/2017/02/14/the-truth-about-psa-and-prostate-cancer/
http://www.manilatimes.net/prostate-cancer-to-kill-1-pinoy-per-hour/47264/
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/about/what-is-prostate-cancer.html
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/treating/surgery.html
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/prostate-laser-surgery/about/pac-20384874
http://www.philcancer.org.ph/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Si-Mang-Jun-Ay-Nailigtas-sa-Prostate-Cancer2.pdf
http://business.inquirer.net/173258/major-contributors-to-prostate-cancer
https://businessmirror.com.ph/prostate-cancer-adams-disease/

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