Resección transuretral (RTU) de próstata con láser
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical treatment for benign enlargement of the prostate. Benign enlargement of the prostate consists in the appearance of a benign tumour, known as prostate adenoma, which obstructs the urethra, dificulting the flow of urine.
The surgery is generally performed with epidural anaesthesia, although in some cases general anaesthesia is required. It takes between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the size of the prostate. Patients must stay in hospital for between three and six days.
The surgery don´t need any incisions in the area because an appliance is inserted through the urethra to remove the excess tissue.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE:
Patients should undergo a preliminary test to evaluate the specific characteristics of their intervention.
Furthermore, they must undergo a standard preoperative study that includes blood tests, electrocardiogram, etc.
Also, if they have any chronic illness or regularly take medications, especially anticoagulants, they should inform the surgeon before surgery.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE:
The healing process takes between two and four weeks. You may notice a mild stinging and your urine will be of a pinkish but these symptoms will gradually disappear.
After the surgery, you are recommended to lead a quiet life for a few days, drink a lot and to keep an eye on your blood pressure.