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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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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?

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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Can't decide b/w holep and TURP for 51yr old very healthy male. Using tamsulosin only, want to avoid finas/dutas altogether.

Can't decide b/w holep and TURP for 51yr old very healthy male. Using tamsulosin only,  want to avoid finas/dutas altogether.

Check out these: Links. As a rule, you can exhaust the efficacy of one or two meds before you resort to surgery.Holep is preferred over TURP because it's less invasive. Best wishes! http://www.mayoclinic.org/holmium-laser-prostate-surgery/ http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/turp/my00633.http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/prostate-gland-enlargement/ds00027/dsecti. ...Read more

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What happens if Prostrate cancer reoccurs after TURP. ?

What happens if Prostrate cancer reoccurs after TURP. ?

Prostate cancer: Not all prostate cancers requires tx. Tx decision depends on staging, PSA, gleason score, etc. TURP is used to treat BPH, or symptomatic prostate cancer. But it does not cure prostate cancer because it only removes portion of prostate. Early stage prostate cancer is usually treated with radical prostectomy or radiation. Thus if prostate cancer re-occurs, can consider above options. ...Read more

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What is transurethral resection of the prostate (turp) used for?

What is transurethral resection of the prostate (turp) used for?

Enlarged prostate: It is surgical resection for benign prostate hyperplasia ( enlargement). ...Read more

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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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Could having a TURP for prostate enlargement make me incontinent?

Could having a TURP for prostate enlargement make me incontinent?

Yes: A TURP is an excellent procedure for an enlarged prostate and difficulty with urination. A rare complication of the procedure includes urinary incontinence after the procedure which is usually temporary but may be permanent. ...Read more

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What can be done for someone with TURP and a history of diabetes mellitus?

What can be done for someone with TURP and a history of diabetes mellitus?

PostOpCare&Diabetes: Team work by Urologist and Medical Doctors It is done all the time without complications most of the time ...Read more

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Question about TURP prostate operation. Will if affect erection and other things?

Question about TURP prostate operation. Will if affect erection and other things?

Will not cause ED.: A TURP operation will not affect erectile function. The modern form of the operation is quite safe, with the most severe adverse events declining in recent years. Bleeding, urinary obstruction from blood clot, infection, the need for a temporary catheter, and perforation of the prostate capsule are some early complications. Important late complications, stricture & incontinence, are rare. ...Read more