Objective: To compare outcomes for patients undergoing holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) for lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostate hyperplasia using 3 different laser fibers and 2 different laser energy modes. Materials and Methods: This is a review of a clinic registry of men with lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostate hyperplasia who underwent HoLEP between August 2018 and January 2019. Patients were assigned to group 1 (50 patients), group 2 (50 patients), and group 3 (50 patients) based on the HoLEP being completed with either a Slimline 550µm, Slimline 1000µm, or MOSES 550 µm laser, respectively. The groups were compared using SSPS for ANOVA comparison of means and multivariate logistic regression. Results: Ten patients who underwent concomitant stone surgery (2 PCNL, 8 ureteroscopy, 3 bilateral cases) and 11 patients had bladder stones removed; ancillary procedures did not significantly differ between groups(P =. 2). Prostate enucleation times differed significantly (22.5 + 7.3, 16.4 + 6.9, 18.1 + 8.6 minutes P ≤.001) between groups. However, statistical significance was lost once enucleation time was indexed against enucleated tissue weight. Time to achieve hemostasis (minutes) was statistically different between groups (10.6 + 6.1, 7.7 + 5.2, 6.3 + 4.8 P <.001). This difference in hemostatic time was maintained on multilogistic regression demonstrating that MOSES laser enucleation was associated with a 3.9-minute decrease time to achieve hemostasis after enucleation compared to Slimline 550 HoLEP (P <.001). Conclusion: Our findings suggest that modulated pulsed laser energy can improve hemostasis during the enucleation phase of a HoLEP resulting in shorter Operating Room times.
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