Laser Trans Urethral Resection of Prostate(TURP)
TURP is one of the most ideal choice for the treatment of prostate diseases such as enlargement of prostate gland or other various disorders such as BPH(Benign Prostate Hyperplasia). It is an endo surgical process where a part or the whole surrounding tissues of the prostate gland is detached.
Diseases Treated With TURP:
It is considered as one of the most effective procedures than the traditional TURP. Here the surgeon uses a conventional specialized tool which is inserted in the urinary tract till the prostate end and the trouble causing tissue is removed using the laser. A very high power thermal energy usually Holmium (HoLEP) or green light is passed which vapourises the cancerous tissue. A stent is placed inside the urethra till the urine gets completely drained off. It is usually done as an day care procedure with general or spinal anesthesia. The procedure lasts for about sixty to ninety minutes.
The Laser Turp is very successful in bringing down the symptoms caused by BPH such as frequent urination, trouble while urinating, extended urination, urinary tract infections and nocturia (Urge to pass urine increases at night). It is used to treat other urinary difficulties which are due to blocked urine flow such as recurrent urinary tract infections, kidney or bladder damage, urinary incontinence or retention, bladder stones and blood in urine.
Merits of LASER TURP: