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I have been diagnosed with BPH. In 2004 I had a TUNA. In 2010 I had a laser TURP. The condition has returned. What else can I do to fix my BPH?

I have been diagnosed with BPH.  In 2004 I had a TUNA.  In 2010 I had a laser TURP.  The condition has returned.  What else can I do to fix my BPH?

BPH treatment: Both of the treatments you describe can inadequately address the problem in very large prostates by failing to remove enough prostatic tissue. For very large prostate glands, transurethral resection of the prostate or even an open suprapubic prostatectomy is often required to fully address the problem. You may want to consider seeking out a urologist experienced in these surgical techniques. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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What are the differences between TURP and laser surgery?

What are the differences between TURP and laser surgery?

TURP vs laser TUVP: Main differences occur with the surgeon's experience. Both procedures (mandated by insurers) must be scheduled/performed on an "outpt" basis, and may leave you with a foley catheter for ~ 1 week. Reports suggest longer post-operative discomfort following laser tuvp. Also, no tissue is typically obtained for review with a laser procedure, unless the surgeon is performing a laser "resection.". ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of TURP versus laser surgery for bph?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of TURP versus laser surgery for bph?

Too long: It is not possible in 400 characters to list all the pros & cons of TURP and HoLEP(holium laser enucleation of the prostate).The end result is about the same.What is more important is which one the surgeon is more experienced in.I am sure this is not for you since you are only 31. ...Read more

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What is a turp?

What is a turp?

Procedure for BPH: Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common surgery used to remove part of an enlarged prostate. During turp, an instrument is inserted up the urethra to remove the section of the prostate that is blocking urine flow. ...Read more

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What is TURP reversal?

What is TURP reversal?

TURP reversal: TURP is trans urethral resection of prostate. The prostate gland is hollowed out via a electrocautery 'blade'. Strips of prostate are shaved away from inside out. There is no 'reversal' as such. The remaining prostate can grow larger and in a sense 'reverses' the condition. ...Read more

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What is a button TURP procedure?

What is a button TURP procedure?

Prostate surgery: Turp is transurethral resection of the prostate gland, or trimming out the obstructing portion of the prostate tissue from within the center of the gland, done with a scope-like instrument thru the penis. The "button" is a small bead on the end of the scope thru which electrical current passes which vaporizes and removes the tissue. ...Read more

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Does a TURP mean ths prostate is removed?

Partially: Turp means that the inner portion of the prostate is trimmed out to some degree. This could be thought of conceptually as removing the core of an apple. It is not possible to remove the entire prostate in this fashion. ...Read more

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Had my TURP nine days ago. How long will my recovery be?

Had my TURP nine days ago. How long will  my recovery be?

TURP: 2-3 weeks before heavy lifting should be done. Especially if it was done the old fasion way with cautery. It is typical to see blood in the urine for 3-4 weeks after. ...Read more

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Could incontinence be repaired five years after a turp?

Could incontinence be repaired five years after a turp?

Yes: Yes. But it depends on the type of incontinence. Urge urinary incontinence is usually treated with medications and pelvic floor exercises. Stress urinary incontinence can be treated with pelvic for exercises or certain certain procedures such as a male sling or an artificial urinary sphincter. ...Read more

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Can incontinence be repaired almost five years after a turp?

It can: You might think about consulting a different urologist than the dr who performed the turp, because incontinence after TURP is fortunately uncommom, ; problem could/should have been adressed by him/her. Suggest you do a little research and call local major hospital ;/or local urology group practice to enquire name/s of urologists performing the most artificial sphincter implants. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Laser (Definition)

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