LIFE for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
Our contact fibers are developed to reach out for unmatched ablation rates and excellent reliability. The energy is delivered exactly to the area to be ablated or vaporized, resulting in smooth intrasurgical surfaces. Specially developed glass tips assure working without fiber degradation and consistently high performance. More fiber control through tactile feedback shows the best outcome and permits outstanding treatment.
The LEST technique by Prof. Leonardi for minimally invasive laser treatment of BPH
Prof. Rosario Leonardi, Head of the Department of Urology and Andrological Surgery, Musumeci GECAS Clinic Gravina of Catania, Italy, and his team have developed the LEST technique, which makes it possible to preserve ejaculatory function.1
The "Leonardi Ejaculation Sparing Technique" (LEST) uses biolitec's LEONARDO DUAL 200 diode laser, which is the only medical laser that is able to combine the wavelengths 980 nm and 1470 nm for optimal vaporization. Together with biolitec's TWISTER laser fiber, large quantities of tissue can be ablated with high precision and control in a short time in contact mode. At the same time, the "ejaculatory triangle" important for ejaculation, named by Prof. Leonardi and his team, is spared. Usually, no cortisone or painkillers are given after the procedure because it normally does not produce significant irritative symptoms.
1 Leonardi, Rosario: "The LEST technique: Treatment of prostatic obstruction preserving antegrade ejaculation in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia", in: Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia 2019, 91(1), 35-42. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2019.1.35
Prof. Leonardi is scheduled to present the LEST technique, along with recent findings, at the EAU Congress on March 11, 2023, starting at 6 p.m. or later, in Video Session 07, "Refining BPH enucleation" (No. V054).