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Mr Richard Cetti BSc. MBBS FRCS(Urol) FRACS
Consultant Urological Surgeon
Launceston Health Hub
243/247 Wellington Street
Bipolar Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (bTURP)
Is considered the gold standard surgical treatment for bladder out flow obstruction, and its symptoms, secondary to prostatic enlargement.
Average flow rate improvement 162%.
Minimally invasive. An endoscope is passed down the urethra. The occlusive prostatic tissue is resected and washed out, to create an open channel from the bladder.
Its uses innovative electrocautery for plasma resection and vaporisation of the prostate, with less blood loss than conventional TURP, and less risk of fluid absorption complications.
What to expect
GA or spinal anaesthesia
Perioperative iv antibiotics
Post-operative urethral catheter for 24-48hrs. Majority of patients are home the next day catheter free.
Visible haematuria and irritative urinary symptoms may persist for 4 weeks.
Bleeding requiring transfusion 1%
Urinary incontinence <1%
Retrograde ejaculation 80%
Re-operation rate Cumulative 2%/yr