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DescriptionLaser Prostatectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat urinary problems caused due to enlarged prostate gland, a medical condition called BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). Excess prostate tissues that prevents flow of urine are removed in the surgery. Prostate gland an exocrine gland of the male reproductive system is situated on the lower abdomen underneath the urinary bladder. It produces necessary fluids that carry sperm.
SymptomsIndications of enlarged prostate are Urgent and frequent need to urinate Prolonged urinationTrouble starting urinationRecurring infections in urinary tractChronic blood in your urineBladder or kidney infectionStones in bladderInability to control urination Urgent and frequent need to urinate Prolonged urination Trouble starting urination Recurring infections in urinary tract Chronic blood in your urine Bladder or kidney infection Stones in bladder Inability to control urination
Pre ProcedureBefore surgery, your doctor will conduct some tests to check your bladder and urethra. You may be asked not to eat or drink a few hours before the procedure. Inform your doctor in case youíre put on any medication, especially if any blood thinning medication is being taken by you.
During ProcedureLaser Prostatectomy is performed under general or spinal anesthesia. The procedure lasts about 1 hour. During the surgery A long thin scope (called resectoscope) will be inserted through the opening of the penis.The scope will be allowed to traverse from bladder into the tube that carries the urine. The scope will determine the excess prostate tissues.In Laser Prostatectomy, a laser will be passed through the scope.Laser generate intense heat to remove the excess tissues either by melting or cutting the tissues. After the procedure, a tube will be placed in your bladder for a few hours to drain the urine. A long thin scope (called resectoscope) will be inserted through the opening of the penis. The scope will be allowed to traverse from bladder into the tube that carries the urine. The scope will determine the excess prostate tissues. In Laser Prostatectomy, a laser will be passed through the scope. Laser generate intense heat to remove the excess tissues either by melting or cutting the tissues. After the procedure, a tube will be placed in your bladder for a few hours to drain the urine.
Post ProcedureAfter the procedure, the patients can go back home in a day. You can also expect the following Painful UrinationBlood may be found in your urine Painful Urination Blood may be found in your urine You will not be able to drive for a 7 to 10 day. You can resume normal routine (including sexual activites) after 6 to 8 weeks.
Risk And ComplicationsRisks of Laser Prostatectomy include Heavy blood loss during the surgeryInfection in the urinary tractErectile dysfunctionDifficulty in controlling the urine Heavy blood loss during the surgery Infection in the urinary tract Erectile dysfunction Difficulty in controlling the urine
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