American Medical Systems (AMS), a provider of devices and therapies for both male and female pelvic health, has released GreenLight MoJo, a new software upgrade for its GreenLight HPS laser therapy treatment system. The HPS delivers up to 400 kilojoules (kJ) for more efficient treatment of enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

The new GreenLight MoJo (More Joules) delivers 45% more joules for the same price and lasts longer, allowing physicians to remove more tissue and/or treat larger glands (greater than 80g) with a single fiber. GreenLight MoJo can speed procedural time and reduce treatment costs by eliminating fiber changes during each case.

In addition to improved capacity, the GreenLight MoJo upgrade includes a new ‘time out’ feature that allows for total operative time of up to 150 minutes. While the average GreenLight procedure takes just 50 minutes, this feature extends the total operative time for physicians who are new to GreenLight or are not yet as efficient in their technique.

AMS said that the MoJo upgrade will be provided free of charge during the next preventative maintenance visit for GreenLight HPS consoles currently under the base warranty, and Gold or Platinum agreements with at least one maintenance check-up remaining.

Joe Martin, senior vice president and general manager of BPH Therapies at AMS, said: “The new MoJo upgrade allows GreenLight physicians to treat a wider range of cases with greater confidence and may provide better surgical outcomes by allowing for the removal of more tissue with a single fiber. A simple software upgrade is all it takes to improve the power and performance of this proven treatment.

“GreenLight users may now be able to reduce as much prostatic volume with MoJo as with more invasive TURP procedures, providing yet another treatment option for patients whose BPH causes troubling symptoms. This is particularly important for patients with a medical history that reduces their candidacy for other forms of treatment.”