Prostate Laser Surgery in Chunni-ganj, Kanpur
Laser prostatectomy is a surgical method used to treat enlarged prostate glands in the male reproductive system. Usually, men who face difficulties in passing urine because of the enlarged prostate glands are treated through laser prostatectomy.
How the procedure is performed?
In laser prostatectomy, the surgeon will provide anaesthesia to the patient for preventing pain during the procedure. Once the anaesthesia is given, then a telescopic instrument called a resectoscope is inserted in the urethra through the vagina. A resectoscope is a device that images the inside of the urethra into the screen.
The resectoscope device also has a laser within it, the laser beams come from the end of the fibre and act as a knife, it cuts through the prostate tissues and brings the prostate tissue at the level of the prostate capsule. This ensures the prevention of any tissue coming in the way of urine flow.
The pieces of prostate tissues are then excreted out, if they are small enough they are flushed out by a resectoscope, if they are bigger in size then they get removed by the morcellator.
A morcellator is a device that cuts the prostate tissues into smaller pieces and sucks them from the bladder. The tissues that are removed during the surgery are further sent to the laboratory for tests. Once the tissues are removed then a catheter is placed to drain the urine.
Benefits of laser prostatectomy
Some of the benefits of laser prostatectomy are:
- Improvement in the urine flow
- The cavity in the prostate heals
- Relief in the symptoms of enlarged prostate glands are experienced
- Reduced risk of bleeding as compared with other surgeries
- Shorter recovery period
- Less hospital stay
- Immediate reliefs in the symptoms after the surgery
- No catheter is required
Side effects of laser prostatectomy
In rare cases, some men may feel incontinence which means sudden leakage of urine for a few weeks. The leakage may be out of control. Some exercises may be advised by the surgeon for the control in the leakage and for the increase in the pelvic muscles. Though, incontinence may get cured in few weeks after the surgery. In some cases, men may face a change in potency (the ability to have sexual intercourse) because, after the prostate tissue removal, the semen may pass freely through the bladder.
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When to opt for laser prostatectomy?
It is important that you discuss with your doctor regarding the surgery if the medications fail to provide relief in the symptoms. More importantly, if the patient is facing the following symptoms and the symptoms affect the day to day life then it is important to get it treated immediately.
The symptoms are:
- Frequent need to urinate
- Facing difficulty in urinating
- The bladder may not get empty
- Urinary tract infections
- Frequent visits to the toilet
- Prolonged urination
It is more important for a patient to opt for surgery if the patient spots blood in the urine, stones in the bladder, damage to the kidney and in the cases where medications fail to provide relief.
An injury in the rectum may be rarely caused during the surgery. However, the occurrence of injury in the rectum is very uncommon.
Infections after the surgery may occur in some cases, but the possibility is rare. The infection may be treated by antibiotics. The patient may experience difficulty in urinating, frequent urination, burning on urination, or fever. It is important to consult a doctor while facing any of the symptoms.
Incontinence (leakage of urine without control) can be caused after the surgery that eventually heals after a few weeks of the surgery. In very rare cases, incontinence may get permanent, this is very uncommon but this can be treated through different treatments.
Pain or swelling in the testicles may occur after the surgery due to inflammation but the pain may subside after a few days.