The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on laparoscopic prostatectomy for benign prostatic obstruction.


The prostate gland lies just under a man's bladder. Benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) happens when the prostate gland gets bigger, squeezing the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the tip of the penis (the urethra) and causing problems with passing of urine. Laparoscopic prostatectomy involves removing the prostate through small cuts in the abdomen, using a fine telescope to see inside the body (also known as 'keyhole surgery').

Coding recommendations

A code from category M61.- Open excision of prostate is assigned


Y75.2 Laparoscopic approach to abdominal cavity NEC

In addition ICD-10 code N40.X Hyperplasia of prostate is assigned.