Elche’s General Hospital has a unique laser treatment for prostate cancer which makes it the only facility in Alicante Province to offer a new high tech option for patients.

The Green Laser XPS is used to destroy infected tissue with surgeons saying that larger glands that could only be previously treated by open surgery can now be dealt with.

Another benefit for sufferers is that their stay in hospital is reduced with some treatments also likely to be offered on an out-patient basis.