Holmium Laserenucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
The principle of HoLEP is the enucleation of the prostate. This means that the constricting prostate tissue (adenoma tissue) is peeled out from inside the prostate capsule. The instrument is inserted through the urethra and enucleation is performed with the holmium laser.
Once the adenoma tissue is dissolved, it is morcellated in the bladder. That means, it is sucked in via a special instrument and cut into small tissue pieces. These are rinsed over the shaft and finally sent to the histological examination.