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Prostatic Surgery

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Prostatic surgery or Prostatectomy, is a surgical technique used to treat the prostate cancer in men only. By this surgery surgeons can removed or destroy whole or part of the prostate gland and nearby tissues which are affected. Prostate cancer is generally occurs in the prostate gland present at the base of the bladder in men.

Prostatic surgery or Prostatectomy comprises other form of surgery such as Suprapubic prostatectomy, Transurethral resection of the prostate(TURP), Open prostatectomy, Laser prostatectomy, Transurethral needle ablation,(TUNA). On the basis of the size of the prostate gland, different kind of prostatic procedures are decided. TURP is performed on the glands bigger than 30 grams and less than 80 grams. But if the prostate gland is bigger than 90 grams, open prostatectomy is performed. Prostatic surgery is not performed on the patients having bloood clotting disorder or bladder disease (neurogenic bladder)

Laser Prostatectomy
Laser prostatectomy or Laser for prostatic surgery is recently developed minimally invasive treatment modalities for patients having BPH i.e benign prostatic hyperplasia or benign prostatic hypertrophy. The term Benign prostatic hyperplasia or benign prostatic hypertrophy means increase in size of the prostate gland in the men above 50 years of age.

Laser Prostatectomy is used mainly to remove the prostate gland when there is no cancer in it but its size enlarges due to which it creates problem in the urinary tract. Laser prostatectomy is a short and easy procedure, usually after which the patient can return to their home on the day of operation itself.

Procedure for laser prostatic Surgery
Patients who has a history of BPH are recommended by their doctors to undergo laser prostatic surgery as because they cannot be treated by the medical therapy. Before the surgery the patients has to undergo several preoperative measurements like American Urologic Association symptom score, Uroflowmetry, Prostate-specific antigen and Transrectalultrasonography (TRUS).

Laser prostatectomy uses beams of light to destroy prostate tissue. It is mainly done under the use of regional anesthesia. The laser used to perform the laser prostatic surgery is called as Potassium-titanyl-phosphate/neodynium, yttriumaluminum-garnet laser. This laser beam helps in destroying any prostate tissue which blocks the opening of the urethra and bladder outlet. After the laser prostatic surgery, the rate of urine flow improves and reduces the symptoms of BPH. A Foley catheter may be placed in the patient body after the surgery to help in emptying the bladder. For few days after the surgery catheter usually remains in place.

Laser prostatectomy has very less post operative complications in compare to other form of prostatic

surgery. This procedure even requires very less recovery time in compare to other forms of prostatic surgery.

Precautions To Be Taken :
  • It is necessary to drink lots of fluids to help in flush fluids through the bladder.
  • It is advisable to avoid coffee, cola drinks, and alcoholic beverages as they can cause irritation of the bladder and urethra.
  • It is prescribe to the person has recently undergone laser therapy not to perform any lifting for at least 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Again the person can use a stool softener to prevent constipation, which can in turn delay the healing process.