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Green Laser Prostate
Will the green laser prostate treatment eliminate bladder fluid retention? I'm due in surgery next tuesday.
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
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Variable: The cost of any surgical procedure is variable. There are usually no set prices that is uniform from hospital to hospital. The total price will include variables fees from the surgeon, anethesiologist, pathology, and the use of the laser equipment. It is best to get a price quote from the hospital before the surgery since the price is negotiable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had green light laser surgery on my prostate 6 weeks ago. Have had 4 yeast infections each time with longer doses of Diflucan (fluconazole). Any ideas?
Here are some...: Do you feel UTI-related symptoms? Had you had yeast UTI before Greenlight-PVP? How was urine collected? Are you in any form of catheterization? And do you empty bladder well? To sort these things out correctly so to reach best possible Dx for right Rx & care, follow the instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work with Doc timely... ...Read more
A procedure.: Holep and greenlight pvp are examples of laser technologies used in the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement. When the prostate enlarges to the point of causing intractable symptoms or complications, removal of tissue can be performed in several ways, including laser surgery. Lasers are used to remove excess tissue. Some advantages are potentially less bleeding than the traditional turp. ...Read more
$3000, but varies. : Costs vary between institutions, but a 2006 analysis showed a mean cost of $2900 for the holep procedure. The most significant cost factors were the operative time, operating room surgical setup/disposables, and hospital stay. ...Read more
Is TUMT for benign enlarged prostate still being used or is now being replaced with greenlight laser vp? Sedation for the latter (was not for TUMT)?
Here are some...: TUMT has not stood its time-testing for long-term effect. How to do it depends on surgeon's experience and preference, but still requiring some form of anesthesia. Greenlight PVP has been accepted by more urologist to replace the gold-standard TURP due to its much less bleeding and side effects with comparable long-term benefits of TURP. More? Ask Urologist. ...Read more
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