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I decided to start a new thread as older ones get few visitors.
My primary interest is to hear from those who had HoLeP (or Thulium) surgery in the UK.
I'm grateful to those from the USA and other countries who shared their experience, but there are lots of differences in the way the system works in the UK and almost no feedback about local hospitals, NHS or private.
Briefly my background: 50+, 10 years since BPH confirmed, PSA bounces around 10, first retention in 2016, on tamsulosin+dutasteride since then; second retention last year prompted me to accept that surgery is inevitable. MRIs showed no evidence of cancer. Prostate volume was 80cc on the last report with median lobe growing towards the bladder.
I had a consultation with a Rezum specialist, who made me aware that this may not be the best option for me. I am now swaying towards HoLeP because of the short recovery time, prolonged action and relatively low chance of side effects in good hands. UCLH does not have a Thulium laser any more, so private insurance route may be my best bet.
I learned a lot at this forum, however there are several surgeons performing HoLeP in and around London and I'd like to hear from their patients.
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