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For men who are diagnosed with an enlarged prostate, a procedure that vaporizes the prostate tissue—known as vaportrode—is a new technique becoming widely favored by doctors. A vaportrode involves the direct application of high heat (also called transurethral vaporization) less than 100 degrees to the prostate tissue by using a grooved roller-bar that aids in the vaporization process rather than applying heat and burning the tissue off such as with a laser. The vaporization procedure results in immediate loss of the overgrown tissue and allows patients to notice quick improvement of symptoms and urinary flow. This method is usually performed in the hospital in under and hour and in most cases, patients are released within 24 hours.

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