Rarely, the body absorbs too much of the fluid used to wash the surgery area during TURP. This condition — known as TURP syndrome or transurethral resection (TUR) syndrome can be life-threatening if untreated. A technique called bipolar TURP eliminates the risk of TURP syndrome.
TURP bipolar or button TURP is a medical procedure (surgery) where a surgeon uses a small, button shaping device to vaporize the tissue of the prostate. The doctor uses low-temperature plasma energy for the tissue removal process instead of electrical energy. The doctors suggest that Bipolar TURP is safe due to less intra-operative bleeding, lower risk of TUR and fewer incidents of postoperative risks. Bipolar TURP stores the energy stay into the device. Also, it reduces certain risks including excessive bleeding after the procedure that may result in time shortening of the treatment.
The bipolar TURP uses saltwater which saves the patient from TUR syndrome that may occur after the surgery. The doctor may give more time to your prostate if TUR syndrome does not occur, meaning that they can run other surgeries too with TURP Bipolar. There are some common risks with the surgery, like:
After the successful surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room. You may further go to the hospital room once awake. You may feel a mild pain which you can control with oral analgesics. Fatigue is one of the common side-effects of the surgery. A day after the surgery, you need to begin walking with the help of any family member or a nurse attending you. The doctor henceforth advises the patients to keep walking for better and quick results. You may stay for 2 days in the hospital after the surgery.
To know more about the treatment and the steps involved, you may talk to your doctor anytime. Seek immediate guidance on the same relating its pros and cons. Go for the treatment only after taking the doctor's suggestion.SUBMIT A QUERY