Surgery Urology

Resection of Transuretal Prostate

Medical Program for Transurethral Resection of Prostate

Transurethral resection of the prostate is a urological surgical procedure that consists of the removal of diseased tissues of the urethra, prostate and bladder by accessing them through the urethral lumen with an endoscopic device called a resectoscope.
The prostate tissue that obstructs the urethra is cut and removed with the resectoscope.
There are multiple diseases that can be treated by transurethral resection, the most common being benign prostatic hyperplasia (when you want to treat the urinary obstruction that produces the bladder, in the prostatic portion of the urethra) or bladder tumors (when you want remove or take sample for biopsy a tumor located in the bladder mucosa). Other disorders treatable with this intervention are urethral neoplasms, prostate cancer, prostatic abscesses, ureterocele or bladder endometriosis.
A combined instrument that is visual and surgical (resectoscope) is inserted through the tip of the penis and into the duct that carries urine from the bladder (urethra). The prostate surrounds the urethra. Using the resectoscope, the doctor trims the excess prostate tissue that blocks the flow of urine.
In general, transurethral resection of the prostate is considered an option for men with moderate to severe urinary problems who do not respond to medication. Traditionally, it is considered that transurethral resection of the prostate is the most effective treatment for enlarging the prostate.
However, thanks to improved surgical techniques and instruments, many other minimally invasive procedures become increasingly effective. In general, these minimally invasive procedures cause fewer complications and have a faster recovery period. The risk of bleeding is generally higher in transurethral resection of the prostate, so it may not be the best option for men taking anticoagulant medications.
Hospitalization (3 days)
Hospitalization in a private room (nursing care and meals)
Attention of the attending physician for hospitalized patient. (medical round visit)
Initial evaluation and preparation of clinical history
Other medical checkups by specialists
Re-checkup by  specialist.
Basic preoperative investigations
Minimum coagulogram
Complete Hemogram
Blood group ABO and RH
Serology (VDRL)
Test of antibodies against HIV-1/2
Simple chest x-ray
Culture with antibiogram (urine culture)
Imaging Investigations
Bilateral renal ultrasound
Abdominal prostate ultrasound
Surgey. General anesthesia
Transurethral resection of the prostate
Medical report conclusions and recommendations
Note: Accommodation for  the patient's companion: 40.00 CUC per day with meals included.
Medications, disposable material, blood, derivatives or their substitutes and artificial support materials are excluded.
The medical programs are designed to perform the preoperative study on an outpatient basis. If the patient prefers to be hospitalized, the preoperative stay increases in two or three days depending on the scheduled surgery.
The National Center of Minimum Access of Cuba offers you the opportunity to do this procedure
Resection of Transurethral Prostate.
Minimal Access Surgeries
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