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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Less invasive: Pro: less invasive (small incision, less tissue disturbance), maybe faster recovery (hard to prove) con: more x-ray exposure, fewer surgeons competent in technique, may or may not prove more effective than conventional surgery both it and conventional share surgical risks: infection, bleeding, continued symptoms, relapse, nerve or blood vessel problems, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: TURP had been as the gold standard for instant surgical tissue removal with electric cutting loop to surgically relieving prostate blockage as the last resort of care after failing to medical Rx. But nothing is free; so is TURP with expected risks such as bleeding, retrograde ejaculation, possible stress urinary incontinence, UTI, water over-absorption, etc. ... But now, its use is being replaced. ...Read more
Free flow: done for obstruction. STDcan cause certain structures and once treated these need opening. Generally a low risk of bleeding and recurrence ...Read more
Indications: The concept of advantages and disadvantages is a difficult concept. When a tonsillectomy is truly indicated, as has been noted many times in health tap, the major outcome is, you will never have another episode of acute tonsillitis and you will breathe better. There is no disadvantage as your immune system will be normal. The major symptom that you will have is severe pain for about 10 days. ...Read more
Depends: Most clinicians recommend nonsurgical treatments for spinal disorders rather than going straight to surgery for common conditions like disc disease,spinal stenosis,spondolisthesis,etc. When all else fails, then surgery is considered. This approach is popular because with invasive treatment complications are possible and treatment failures are not uncommon. ...Read more
Here are some ...: This procedure will preserve all foreskin but to release its tight constricting ring after pulling-up; a form procedure short of circumcision leading to less bleeding & swelling as well as faster recovery, but marginal; Yet in long run, many men after preputioplasty may need redo of circumcision. So, consult with urologist to decide what extent of foreskin procedure can make better sense for you. ...Read more
Minimally invasive: Kidney cancer is primarily treated with surgery. Depending on the size/location of the tumor, partial removal (called partial nephrectomy) is recommended. The majority is treated minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopic/robotic-assisted surgery with advantage of faster recovery and decrease pain compare with open surgery. Cancer spread from kidney may be treated with chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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imiquimod 5% for differentiated (VIN) compare to surgical intervention? What are the pros and cons of both treatments?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimally invasive: In terms of invasiveness: using the natural orifice approach is least invasive- this is a vaginal hysterectomy (vh). Next would be laparoscopic hyst, then robotic assisted hysterectomy (rah) &the most invasive is an open abdominal incision (laparotomy). Unfortunately, many surgeons do not have the skills or experience to perform vh or l'scopic hyst. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
LASIK answer: Lasik is a very effective procedure for reducing the need for contact lenses and/or glasses. However, as with any procedure, there are risks with lasik, including infection and inflammation (among others). On the other hand, contact lenses also have risks of infection and inflammation. Please consult your own doctor to determine whether or not lasik is an appropriate procedure for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly effective: Fertility treatment is highly effective in good hands. Advantages are an increase in the monthly chances of conception, and safety, when properly managed. Ivf, for instance, offers pregnancy rates over 50 percent in young women, and treatment can be designed to reduce the risk of multiple pregnancy and ovarian hyperstimulation. Newer techniques offer ways to reduce miscarriage and aneuploidy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : There are other indications for surgery besides acute, emergency indications as mentioned. If you have multiple attacks and hospitalizations that is limiting quality of life then surgery is right for you. With laparoscopic surgery you can have a better recovery. There are lots of risks involved and you should speak with a surgeon to help you make a decision. Be careful with laxatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short List: Advantages: potential permanent fix no need for lifetime meds (often) feeling of "doing something about it" disadvantages: expensive if you pay in cash carries procedural risks requires time off work (but not much) may require repeat procedure very competent doctor often required to get best results and avoid inadvertent damage. Not all doctors ablate with equal skill (much the same as surgeons). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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