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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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Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Definition)

BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? ...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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Is retrograde ejaculation an outcome of the evolve BPH laser surgery, or just a possible side effect? If so what are the chances? Of it happening?

Is retrograde ejaculation  an outcome of the evolve BPH laser surgery, or just a possible side effect? If so what are the chances? Of it happening?

See below: Retrograde ejaculation is a common side effect of all bladder outlet procedures designed to improve flow of urine that has been impaired by enlarged prostate. It is slightly less common in some of the newer procedures like laser and microwave therapy, but is still possible. Importantly, even man who experience this side effect have a normal sensation of orgasm, just little/no ejaculation. ...Read more

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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?

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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I get a BPH surgery TURP 3 days ago it was successful surgery but there is still blood in urine with bad burn when urinate any risk will I be better?

I get a BPH surgery TURP  3 days ago it was successful surgery but there is still blood in urine with bad burn when urinate any risk will I be better?

Check: Initial part of stream bloody is acceptable 3 days after TURP for BPH.You must be asking for sobody else as you are w8.There is no sush thing as TURP for BPH on a 28 year old.It does not say where you are in the world.Check with the surgeon who did the TUR. ...Read more

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For enlarged prostate surgery, which method heals faster? Is it better for a faster and less bloody to perform TURP so that the result is the inability to ejaculate?

For enlarged prostate surgery, which method heals faster? Is it better for a faster and less bloody to perform TURP so that the result is the inability to ejaculate?

I : I am not exactly sure what you are asking here. There are different procedures available for urinary symptoms. The most minimally invasive procedures are in-office procedures like tumt or tuna. These are procedures done in the office with minimal anesthesia. These generally have quick recoveries. However, they generally do not work as well as more invasive procedures. Some patients are able to maintain their ejaculate. Photoselective vaporization of the prostate or laser surgery is certainly less bloody than a traditional TURP but it does cause frequently cause a loss of ejacuate. You are able to go home the day of your procedure as well. There is some argument as to whether or not this procedure is as good as a turp. Turp remains the gold standard treatment for urinary symptoms. However, it is the most invasive, requires a hospital stay and has the highest rate of bleeding requiring blood transfusion. This will definitely wipe out your ejaculate as well. ...Read more

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My uncle just undergone TURP for enlarged prostate gland. Post surgery he has hypotonic bladder. Is it curable!? What is the treatment

My uncle just undergone TURP for enlarged prostate gland. Post surgery he has hypotonic bladder. Is it curable!? What is the treatment

Difficult problem: If recent there may still be recovery, the first step in treatment is a good evaluation, usually with urodynamic studies to determine if it is truly a weak bladder vs a persistent obstruction. If the bladder is weak, but he can void and does not experience repeat infections then it may be best to do nothing beyond behavioral strategies. The only real treatment is a catheter, preferably self-cath. ...Read more

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About laser surgery?

About laser surgery?

Laser surgery: Can you give us a little more information? Not quit enough given to be able to help you. ...Read more

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When is laser surgery used for acne scarring?

When is laser surgery used for acne scarring?

Inactive acne: When the acne is under control, depressed facial scars or raised back scars are very responsive to fractionated laser. The healing is fast and predictable. Repeat sessions increase improvement. ...Read more

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Can you have sex after cervical laser surgery?

Can you have sex after cervical laser surgery?

Not for about 2 week: You should avoid intercourse, tampons or douching for about 2 weeks. Usually that is the time of a post operative visit, at which time your doctor can examine the cervix to see if it has healed sufficiently to resume intercourse. Having intercourse too soon after surgery can increase your risk of infection or bleeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Michaels
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Definition)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy) is an enlargement of the prostate gland in males that can constrict the male urethra leading to retention of urine, feelings of urgency, etc. If severe enough, it can be treated with ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Transurethral Prostate Resection (Definition)

This isbtoo surgical removal through a resectoscope to remove the enlarged ...Read more