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Patient Seminar on GreenLight™ Laser Therapy for Enlarged Prostate Held Dec. 8, 2010 

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Dr. Gregg Eure, Board -Certified Urologist with Urology of Virginia, Talks about Minimally Invasive Therapy

NORFOLK, VA (November 17, 2010) – Patients interested in learning more about a new, minimally invasive treatment for an enlarged prostate can attend at a free seminar given by a Sentara board-certified urologist on Dec. 8 in Chesapeake.

The minimally invasive treatment option, called GreenLight™ laser therapy, provides rapid relief without an overnight hospital stay for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), according to Dr. Gregg Eure of Sentara's Urology of Virginia and a physician with the Sentara Medical Group.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland that affects half of all men over the age of 60. Historically, BPH has been treated with medication or an invasive surgical procedure known as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).


However, the GreenLight™ technique uses laser therapy to quickly remove excess prostate tissue. The procedure provides improvement in urine flow, and clinical trials show less than 1 percent of patients experience sexual dysfunction. The procedure speeds up recovery time compared with other surgical options. Most common side effects tend to be mild and short lived.

Patients can learn more about the GreenLight™ laser technique at the free patient education seminar:

When:  6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 2010
Where: Chesapeake Conference Center, 900 Greenbrier Circle, Chesapeake, VA 23320

How to register? Call 1-800-SENTARA or register online.

Related Links:
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Sentara Medical Group.
Sentara Urology Services
Urology of Virginia

 Watch a Sentara video on GreenLight™ Laser Therapy.

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