MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Chad Morley, M.D., WVU Medicine urologist, has been recognized for excellence in performing GreenLight™ laser therapy treatment – a minimally invasive outpatient procedure to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which can relieve bothersome voiding symptoms. Dr. Morley is the first urologist in the state to receive this honor.
GreenLight laser therapy uses laser energy to vaporize the enlarged tissue, creating an open channel for urine to pass through the urethra without the need for incisions. It can help provide immediate relief from enlarged prostate symptoms, such as frequent urination, weak urine flow, urgency, and incomplete bladder emptying. It is a long-term solution to prevent the need for long-term BPH medications.
BPH affects about 50 percent of men by age 60, and up to 90 percent men by age 85.
“This recognition shows our ongoing commitment to providing minimally invasive, state-of-the-art care to our patients,” Morley said. “This treatment provides our patients with another option, when medication and behavior modifications have not proven to be successful.”
To date, more than one million patients around the world have been successfully treated with GreenLight therapy.
For more information on WVU Medicine Urology, visit WVUMedicine.org/Urology.
WVU Medicine Grateful Patients program provides $10K to help West Virginians plan for end-of-life care
The Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends program recently contributed $10,000 to ensure the West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care can continue to provide free information, education and resources to help West Virginians document their wishes for medical care.
Specialists from WVU Medicine Children’s are now providing appointments for families at WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.