Technical Aspects of Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Kim M, Lee HE, Oh SJ. Korean J Urol. 2013 Sep;54(9):570-579. Epub 2013 Sep 10.


Department of Urology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.


Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) is a minimally invasive procedure and a size-independent treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia with excellent long-term surgical outcome. HoLEP has become an alternative to conventional transurethral resection of the prostate or open prostatectomy owing to its efficacy and safety. Although HoLEP is known to have a steep learning curve, very few articles have addressed the technical aspects of HoLEP. Herein, we described detailed techniques and tips for HoLEP as performed at Seoul National University Hospital in a step-by-step manner with extensive review of the literature.