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ENLARGED PROSTATE TREATMENT BY TURP METHOD

 

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgery used to treat urinary problems due to an enlarged prostate - a noncancerous increase in size of the prostate, also called benign enlargement of the prostate, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). 

The breadth of patients suffering from BPH is great, the symptoms include:

  • the need to urinate frequently,
  • waking at night to urinate,
  • urgency (compelling need to void that cannot be deferred),
  • involuntary urination, including involuntary urination at night, or
  • urge incontinence (urine leak following a strong sudden need to urinate).
  • Voiding symptoms include urinary hesitancy (a delay between trying to urinate and the flow actually beginning), intermittency (not continuous), involuntary interruption of voiding, weak urinary stream, straining to void, a sensation of incomplete emptying, and terminal dribbling (uncontrollable leaking after the end of urination, also called post-micturition dribbling).
  • These symptoms may be accompanied by bladder pain or pain while urinating, called dysuria.

Advantages of choosing TURP as a treatment method:

  • it is a well established and effective treatment option
  • it provides a pathological specimen at the end of the procedure – the operated prostate tissue is analyzed by a pathologist under a microscope, histology investigation is performed for cancer diagnostic pusposes. By using other methods the tissue is destroyed.  

How your treatment process will happen:

To get a quick access to the treatment please send us the following information:

  1. Prostate volume.
  2. Other available tests: Electrocardiogram (ECG), X-ray. Usual validity time of the tests: 2 weeks.
  3. Anesthesiologist consultation/questionnaire results

We can offer TURP treatment within  2-3 weeks' time after we have received medical documentation from you and our doctors see that you qualify for the surgery.

In case you do not have  analysis on hand or specialist to contact in your country - please contact us for further instructions.

Treatment process:

  • Day 1. In the early morning you arrive at the clinic, to have the required analyses done. Results are ready late afternoon. You can stay at the clinic overnight to get ready for the surgery day.
  • Day 2. Surgery day. Surgery lasts appx. 1-1.5 hours.
  • Day 3. Day at the hospital. Doctor's visit.
  • Day 4. In the morning catheter is removed. In the afternoon you meet the doctor, get final recommendations.

So in total you stay at the hospital 4 days, 3 nights, get histology results, patient support.

2 weeks after the surgery a follow-up visit is recommended, when pathology results are ready.

3 months later- urine analyses needed. It usually takes between 3 and 6 weeks to fully recover from a TURP.

 

You yourself can do something about your health today

Fill in the form to the right CONTACT US - we will communicate your case with the doctor and arrange everything for your visit, we are experienced in arranging cross-border medical services.

 

We suggest you to encourage your urologist to contact us to discuss specific medical issues in order to experience better client coordination and patient support.