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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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To what extent does a trans uretheral resection of the prostate (turp) procedure cost?

To what extent does a trans uretheral resection of the prostate (turp) procedure cost?

All depends: Upon your geographic location, urologist you consult ; if dr will make you a deal in absence of medical insurance. Then there are costs of anesthesia, operating room, pacu (recovery room) ; hospitalization. Hope this isn't for you at age 33, most patients requiring TURP are covered by medicare. Would suggest 2nd opinion if you are the patient. ...Read more

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What is the TURP procedure for prostate cancer?

What is the TURP procedure for prostate cancer?

Palliative / partial: Trans urethral resection of prostate is primarily used for BPH or benign disease, however resected material may contain some previously unrecognized cancerous tissus. Also, some urologists perform a limited TURP for patients with prostate cancer who are not candidates for a radical prostatectomy, are treated with radiation +/or hormonal thera[py and still require relief of obstruction. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled for TURP procedure to remove part of my prostate. I have cirrhosis too. What are the risks of having this done in my condition?

I'm scheduled for TURP procedure to remove part of my prostate. I have cirrhosis too. What are the risks of having this done in my condition?

Nonw: A TURP isnot the most extensive procedure under anesthesia. It can also be done by DaVinci Robot with smaller incision. If there is no jaundice, ascites or signs of portal hypertenision associated with the cirrhosis then the surgery should not be a problem. ...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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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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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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I’ve heard of two operations called TURP and tuip. What’s the difference?

Turp vs : Turp trans urethral resection of prostate tuip trans urethral incision of prostate turp you scrape tissue out for removal incision is just cutting a groove, no tissue removed. ...Read more

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