Center of Excellence Recognizes High Degree of Experience with New Technology
Urology Center of Iowa announced today that Dr. Ryan Schulte has been designated as a Center of Excellence for GreenLight™ Laser Therapy treatment – a minimally invasive outpatient procedure for men looking to treat their benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), not just the symptoms.
GreenLight Therapy can help provide immediate relief from enlarged prostate symptoms, such as frequent urination (especially at night), weak urine flow, urgency in needing to urinate, and incomplete bladder emptying. In addition, GreenLight Laser Therapy requires no incisions and typically has no overall deleterious impact on sexual function.1
The Center of Excellence designation recognizes Dr. Ryan Schulte’s high degree of experience with GreenLight Laser Therapy and commitment to delivering effective, long-lasting therapy to men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).1
BPH is a condition in which a man’s prostate enlarges and squeezes the urethra, causing frustrating symptoms such as frequent or urgent urination, a weak or interrupted urine stream, and the need to get up several times a night to urinate. It affects about 50% of men by age 60, and up to 90% of men by age 85.2
“Being designated as a GreenLight Center of Excellence is a meaningful recognition for us, as we strive to provide the best possible treatment of urological conditions for patients in central Iowa and beyond. For years, the primary options for treating BPH were through behavior modifications, medications, or invasive surgery. However, medications may not work for everyone and may have undesirable side effects, such as dizziness, sexual dysfunction, and lower sex drive.3 With GreenLight Therapy, we’re able to provide relief from BPH for men who do not want to take medication or want to avoid invasive surgery and implants.”
– Dr. Ryan Schulte, Urology Center of Iowa.
GreenLight Laser Therapy uses laser energy to vaporize the enlarged tissue, creating an open channel for urine to pass through the urethra. Along with typically experiencing immediate improvements in urine flow, many patients are pleased to know that GreenLight typically has no overall deleterious impact on sexual function.1 GreenLight Laser therapy is a long-term solution without the need for BPH medication.1
GreenLight Therapy is currently being used in many leading urology practices throughout the United States. To date, more than 1 million patients around the world have been successfully treated with GreenLight Therapy.4
With Urology Center of Iowa, you too can feel relief!
About Urology Center of Iowa
Urology Center of Iowa is dedicated to the surgical specialty of urology. Founded by a group of established urologists in Des Moines in 2019, this new private practice affords patients in Central Iowa uncomplicated access to comprehensive, compassionate and state-of-the-art urologic care.
At UCI, we are passionate about patient experience and making the healthcare journey from diagnosis through treatment as easy and stress-free as possible! Through unmatched integration and access for patients, partner hospitals and other physicians in the community, we provide world-class urologic care in an attentive environment where you are at the center of all we do.
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- Bachmann A, Tubaro A, Barber N, et al. A European multicenter randomized noninferiority trial comparing 180 W GreenLight-XPS laser vaporization and transurethral resection of the prostate for the treatment of benign prostatic obstruction: 12-month results of the GOLIATH study. J Urol. 2015 Feb;193(2):570-8.
- What is BPH? Urology Care Foundation website. https://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/benign-prostatic- hyperplasia-(bph).
- Roger K, Gilling P. Fast Facts: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, 7th edition. Health Press. 2011.
- Data on file with Boston Scientific.
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