Monday, May 19, 2014

Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP) – Effective treatment for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia



Benign Prostate Hyperplasia – A common prostate problem for aging men!


Enlargement of prostate gland is one of the common problems faced by aging men. Benign Prostate Hyperplasia or BPH is a condition that affects 50% of men over 50 years of age and of these about 1/3 of men experience symptoms such as slow, interrupted or weak urinary stream, frequent urination, especially at night and urgency with leaking or dribbling. The number of men affected with BPH climbs up to 90% by the time they reach 70-85 years of age. Thankfully, many surgical techniques have been developed of which Transurethral Resection of Prostate is one of the most effective treatments to cure the same.


Normal prostate vs Enlarged prostate

TURP – Surgery Procedure Overview


Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure that involves removal of a portion of prostate gland through the penis. A TURP is done if:
  • The initially done treatments for prostate enlargement such as medications have failed to relieve symptoms
  • There are complications involved due to enlarged prostate such as bladder stones, bladder infection etc.


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TURP is a surgical procedure performed by inserting an instrument through the urethra. Also known as resectoscope, this instrument which is about 12 inches long and one-half inch in diameter reaches prostate gland. The resectoscope has a light, valves for controlling fluid irrigation and an electrical loop for cutting tissue and sealing blood vessels. The instrument is inserted through the penis and the wire loop is guided by the surgeon which removes obstructing tissue piece one at a time. These tissues that have been cut during the procedure are then carried out by fluid into the bladder and flushed out after the procedure.  


What does TURP surgery do?

TURP relieves symptoms arising due to BPH. The enlarged prostate gland presses against the urethra and either interferes or obstructs the passage of urine out of the body. Some of the associated symptoms include:

  • Problem starting to get a urine stream 
  • Frequent urination at night
  • Urgency of urination
  • Dribbling after urination   

These symptoms can further lead to problems such as formation of stones in the bladder or urinary infections.

Conventional Vs Laser TURP

Conventional TURP
LASER TURP
Uses a combined visual and surgical instrument
Uses highly advanced laser energy to cut excess gland.
Blood thinning agents need to be stopped 10 days before the conventional procedure
The blood thinning agents need not be stopped for the procedure which is a benefit for cardiac patients.
Allows removal of tissue at the speed of 1 gram/minute
Vapourizes tissue as fast as 3-4 grams/minute.

Laser TURP Advantages:


  • No blood loss
  • Safer and Faster
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Highly beneficial for patients with kidney dysfunction, people having prostate size more than 60 gm, patients with cardiac complications or those who are on blood thinning agents.

Why travel abroad to India for LASER TURP surgery?


Traveling abroad for any medical treatment is a major decision; however it can be life changing if it is taken at the right time and with right resources. For those considering undergoing LASER TURP surgery abroad, India could be an ideal destination. Not only the cost of LASER TURP in India is low but the surgery is carried out by some of the best surgeons at top urology hospitals in India. What also makes India a distinguished place is the hospitality and the quality treatment that is being given to people coming from varied nationalities in India.

If you are the one looking for quality LASER TURP treatment for you or your loved one, send us the reports to info@indicure.com and be assured that you will be well taken care of. You can call us at + 91 9818 462127 or +91 93200 36777 or chat with us at Skype@IndiCure