This is a new procedure which avoids cutting through the prostate at all and hence there is no risk of bleeding. More importantly there is no risk of sexual dysfunction and no problems with ejaculation with this procedure. As it is a small procedure this is typically done as a day case and does not require a catheter.
A small implant is placed in the prostate to pull the prostate open and improve the passing of urine. As this is a new procedure we do not know the long-term results although trial data has now been published showing very good results at two years following surgery.