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Minimally Invasive Urological Treatment 

Minimally invasive urological treatment is a medical procedure wherein a doctor conducts surgeries that are done with less damage and trauma to the body to deal with urological conditions. People with urological conditions get this surgery done. The reason why people opt for this type of surgery is that it causes less damage and pain to the body. 

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What is Minimally Invasive Urological Treatment?

Minimally invasive urological treatment is a medical surgery that involves a doctor using techniques that involve making small incisions on the body rather than large incisions typical of general surgery. These surgeries are associated with less pain, minimum complications, and less damage to the body. This method of treatment gained popularity in the 1990s. Technological advancement opened up a realm of possibilities for surgical methods that required minimum incisions on the body. 

Surgeries such as laparoscopy and robotic prostatectomy have gained popularity among people due to them producing fewer complications and ensuring faster healing time. Medical experts prefer minimally invasive urological treatment to general surgery today.

Do You Qualify for Minimally Invasive Urological Treatment?

You may qualify as the ideal candidate for minimally invasive urological surgery if you have any of the following conditions. They are:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Trouble urinating
  • Bladder stones
  • Bloody urine
  • Bleeding from the prostate
  • Vaginal Prolapse - This is a condition wherein the vagina becomes weak and drops from its original position.
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - This is a medical condition wherein a person has an enlarged prostate.
  • Slow urination

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What are the Types of Minimally Invasive Urological Treatment?

These are the types of minimally invasive urological treatments that are popular today:

  • Robotic Prostatectomy - This is a surgical procedure wherein the doctor uses a robot to remove the entire prostate. It is also known as the Da Vinci surgery. This procedure is performed on men with prostate cancer. In this procedure, a 3D vision system is used to provide a picture of the prostate without causing any damage to the nerves. 
  • Laparoscopic surgery - In this surgery, a small incision is made on the abdomen. Thin tubes with cameras are inserted through the incisions to get a clear picture of the organ concerned. Then surgical instruments are inserted through the incision and the surgery is performed. 
  • Prostatic Urethral Lift (PUL) - It is also known as UroLift. In this procedure, a surgeon uses a needle to place tiny implants on the prostate. These implants lift the prostate and keep it from blocking the urethra. 
  • Convective Water Vapor Ablation - In this procedure, a small needle is inserted into the prostate. Sterile water is heated till it reaches boiling point and turns into steam. A small thermal dose is injected into the prostate. It kills the excessive prostate tissues and shrinks the prostate. 

What are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Urological Treatment? 

  • Less bleeding and pain
  • Less scarring
  • Less trauma to the body
  • Shorter stay at the hospital
  • Faster recovery time

What are the Complications of Minimally Invasive Urological Treatment?

These are the complications associated with minimally invasive urological treatment:

  • Infection at the surgical site
  • Bleeding from a nerve injury
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Burning while urinating
  • Bloody urine
  • Erectile dysfunction

If you face any complications due to the surgery, please visit your nearest hospital. 

Conclusion

Minimally invasive urological treatment is a medical procedure wherein a doctor performs surgeries to correct urological conditions. The ideal candidates for this surgery are those with urological conditions such as trouble urinating, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, etc. The benefits of minimally invasive urological treatment include less damage and pain to the body. 

References

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/17236-minimally-invasive-urological-surgery

https://denverurology.com/treatments/minimally-invasive-surgery/

https://www.urologyhealth.org/urology-a-z/b/benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-(bph)/minimally-invasive-surgeries

What is the recovery time for minimally invasive urological treatment?

Patients recover and return to regular activity within two to three weeks.

Are there risks associated with minimally invasive urological treatment?

No. This technique has no risks associated with it. It is a very safe method of treatment in comparison to general surgery.

Will the surgery leave a permanent scar on my body?

In this surgery, the incisions are less than one centimeter in size. It recovers quickly and becomes less visible to the naked eye. It will not leave any visible scars on your body.

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