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Understanding Laser Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP):

Laser Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a common condition characterized by enlargement of the prostate gland. This procedure involves the use of a laser to remove excess prostate tissue that is obstructing the flow of urine from the bladder through the urethra.

Indications for Surgery:

Laser TURP may be recommended for patients with the following conditions:

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): Enlargement of the prostate gland causing urinary symptoms such as frequent urination, urgency, weak stream, or difficulty starting and stopping urine flow.
  • Urinary Retention: Inability to completely empty the bladder due to prostate enlargement, leading to urinary retention and associated complications.
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections: Chronic urinary tract infections or bladder stones related to bladder outlet obstruction caused by BPH.

The Surgical Procedure:

At Neo TrueNorth, Laser TURP procedures are performed by our skilled urologists using advanced laser technology and minimally invasive techniques:

  • Anesthesia: General anesthesia or spinal anesthesia may be administered to ensure patient comfort during the procedure.
  • Cystoscopy: A cystoscope is inserted through the urethra into the bladder to visualize the prostate gland and assess the degree of obstruction.
  • Laser Ablation: A laser fiber is inserted through the cystoscope and used to precisely remove excess prostate tissue, vaporizing it and opening up the urinary channel.
  • Hemostasis: The laser also provides excellent hemostasis, minimizing bleeding during the procedure.
  • Catheter Placement: A temporary urinary catheter may be placed after the procedure to allow for drainage and healing of the urinary tract.
  • Closure: Once the procedure is complete, the cystoscope and other instruments are removed, and the catheter is secured in place.

Postoperative Care:

Following Laser TURP surgery, patients receive comprehensive postoperative care and support:

  • Pain Management: Administration of pain medications to manage postoperative discomfort and promote comfort during the recovery period.
  • Catheter Care: Instructions on catheter care, including monitoring urine output, maintaining hygiene, and recognizing signs of urinary tract infection.
  • Follow-Up: Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor healing progress, assess urinary symptoms, and determine the need for catheter removal.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Your Laser TURP Procedure:

  • Expertise: Our board-certified urologists specialize in Laser TURP procedures, providing expert care and personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique condition.
  • Minimally Invasive Approach: We utilize minimally invasive techniques such as laser technology to reduce surgical risks, minimize discomfort, and promote faster recovery.
  • Advanced Technology: Neo TrueNorth is equipped with state-of-the-art cystoscopy equipment and laser technology to ensure accurate diagnosis and precise treatment of BPH.
  • Compassionate Care: We understand the importance of compassionate care and support throughout the treatment journey, providing guidance and assistance to address patient concerns and ensure optimal outcomes.

At Neo TrueNorth, we are committed to providing exceptional urological care and Laser TURP services to help you achieve relief from BPH symptoms and improve your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our Laser TURP procedures.

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