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November 30, 2006 13:33 ET

Delaware Urologic Associates Offering GreenLight Laser Photovaporization Info Online

NEWARK, DE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 30, 2006 -- Roughly half of all men over the age of 55 will develop a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (an enlarged prostate) that will cause difficulties with urination. From a weakened stream to dribbling or leaking, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BHP) occurs whenever excess prostate tissue develops. The excess tissue acts like a clamp on the urethra and results in weak, frequent urination. Now, there's website offering professional medical advice and information on new GreenLight laser PVP technology that can be used to treat the condition with less risk than comparable, traditional, surgical procedures. Located at www.delawareurologic.com, DUA's website has become the first stop for patients looking for a second opinion or newer, better treatments for this condition and other urological disorders.

Has it happened to you yet? Have you started getting up three or four times a night, standing over the urinal for minutes that seem to drag on for hours, suffering from the embarrassment of urinary leakage? Did you visit a website or talk to a friend or two and realize that you might be suffering from an enlarged prostate? (Also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH) Did the thought of undergoing invasive surgery sound more than a bit daunting? Do you want a viable non-invasive alternative? Well that's where the procedure known as GreenLight Laser Photoselective Vaporization and the Delaware Urologic Associates website will come in handy.

Before you get too far ahead of yourself however, it's important for you to understand exactly what BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) is. Unfortunately, disorders that result in an enlarged prostate are fairly common in men over 40.

"Your prostate is just a walnut-sized gland that's located just below your bladder. Our prostates continue to grow unchecked throughout our adult lives. Eventually, that benign growth rate begin to impede our urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder, resulting in slow, difficult or incomplete urination," explained Peter J. Muench, M.D., Director of Delaware Urologic Associates. "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is a non- cancerous enlargement of your prostate that increases the risk for bladder stones and urinary tract infections. Since your prostate plays a major role in everything from sexual function and urinary function, treatment options need to allow for the highest possible quality of life. That's why we recommend GreenLight Laser Photovaporization."

Each Year, Over 4-Million Men Visit Urologists Suffering from Symptoms Such As:

--  Frequent urination, especially at night
--  Sudden need to urinate
--  Need to strain or push to urinate
--  Dribbling or leaking while urinating
--  Unusually weak stream while urinating
--  Feeling that your bladder never completely empties
    
If those symptoms sound familiar to you, or if you've changed your lifestyle to accommodate a urinary problem, there is a solution that does not involve invasive surgical procedures such as Trans-Uretheral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) or a less invasive but less-effective microwave therapy. The ideal solution is known as PVP, the aforementioned Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate, a procedure performed with a GreenLight laser system. Photoselective Vaporization frees patients from urinary distress without compromising their lifestyle or their health. PVP uses a high-powered laser to remove enlarged prostate tissue allowing most patients to return home within a few short hours and to a normal, though non-strenuous, activity level within days.

"The majority of our BPH patients report substantial improvement in their urinary stream and other symptoms following the GreenLight laser treatment, and recent 5 year studies of the PVP Laser procedure has shown that such symptom improvements are durable and long lasting," said Peter J. Muench, M.D. "Today, we feel that it should be presented as the best option for any surgical candidate, and as a result we've performed fewer standard TURPs in the past year."

It seems clear that the PVP GreenLight Laser Treatment option offers the perfect BPH solution -- one that's free from those urinary symptoms above, and more importantly free from lifestyle compromises.

ABOUT DELAWARE UROLOGIC ASSOCIATES

Delaware Urologic Associates (DUA) specializes in offering patients suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia treatment via the least invasive urological procedures available anywhere. For over 18 years, DUA has been providing an increasingly hard to find blend of compassion and healthcare, state-of-the art medical services and personalized treatment for urological disorders men and women face. So, if you need more information on medical procedures such as GreenLight Laser Photoselective Vaporization and want reliable advice, don't hesitate to give Delaware Urologic a call at 302-266-7577 -- Mondays through Thursdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or simply pay them a visit on the web anytime at: http://www.delawareurologic.com to learn more about GreenLight Laser Photoselective Vaporization today.

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