Trends and perioperative outcomes across major benign prostatic hyperplasia procedures from the acs-nsqip 2011-2015

Blake B. Anderson*, Joshua Heiman, Tim Large, James Lingeman, Amy Krambeck

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Background and Purpose: There are currently several different surgical options for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The literature has demonstrated equivalent or superior results for holmium laser enucleation of prostate (HoLEP) but with exceptional long-Term durability compared to other minimally invasive options. Despite this, HoLEP is not widely practiced. Herein, we investigate trends and outcomes from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) to support a need for further adoption of HoLEP. Methods: Using ACS-NSQIP data from 2011 to 2015, trends, baseline characteristics, and perioperative outcomes were collected for major BPH procedures: Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP), TURP for regrowth, photovaporization of prostate (PVP), HoLEP, and simple prostatectomy. Results: The most common procedure performed every year was TURP with PVP performed about half as often, while HoLEP (4%-5%) was performed about as infrequently as simple prostatectomy (3%). More African American men underwent simple prostatectomy except in 2011. International normalized ratio (INR) was highest every year for PVP. Hospital stay and transfusion rates were lowest with PVP and HoLEP. Transfusion rates for simple prostatectomy were high (16.0%-25.4%). Lower rates of readmission, reoperation, and urinary tract infection were seen in some years with HoLEP. Conclusions: Given the previously reported favorable outcomes and long-Term durability of HoLEP, these ACS-NSQIP data further support that HoLEP should be more often practiced for patients undergoing surgery for BPH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-68
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Endourology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2019


  • BPH
  • HoLEP
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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