FAQs – TURis

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TURis Plasma Vaporization – Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does TURis Plasma Vaporization stand for?Transurethral Vaporization of Prostate in saline using Plasma energy.

Q: Who all can benefit from a TURis Plasma Vaporization?

Patients (especially men) who suffer from Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH), also known as Benign Prostate Enlargement (BPE), can undergo TURis surgery.

Q: What does BPH refer to?

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) refers to the continued growth of the Prostate gland in the male reproductive system.

Q: What does BPH result in?When prostate enlargement occurs, increased resistance in proximal urethra may limit flow during urination.

Q: What are the signs and symptoms of BPH?

BPH may manifest signs and symptoms that can be easily noticed and may come in the following forms:

  • The need to urinate frequently.
  • Inability to sleep through the night without getting up often to urinate.
  • Difficulty in starting a urine stream or complete inability to urinate.
  • Decreased strength and force of the urine stream.
  • Dribbling after urination ends.
  • Blood in the urine. (BPH can cause small blood vessels to burst)

Q: Who can get affected by BPH?

Enlarged Prostate is a function of age, not disease. All men will eventually develop BPH. Especially men over 50 years of age! At 80 years, men have an 80 percent chance of experiencing urination problems caused by BPH.

Q: What are the treatment options available for patients with BPH?

BPH can be treated medically and surgically.

Q: Do all men suffering from BPH necessarily undergo surgery?

No. Surgery for Prostate Enlargement has always been a last resort. Patients with prostatic symptoms qualify for the surgery, only if they

  • Have stones in bladder.
  • Have high levels of Creatinine.
  • Have recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
  • Have blood in urine.
  • Fail to respond to medical management.

Q: What surgical options are available for patients with BPH?

Recent advancements nearly erased the open surgery option for BPH. Now-a-days almost all surgeries are being performed endoscopically. Some options are outlined below:

  • TURP – Considered as ‘gold standard’ for the treatment of BPH.
  • LASER Surgery – In this, excess prostatic tissue which is obstructing the passage of urine is removed by vaporization or enucleation using laser energy.
  • TURis –Here, excess prostatic tissue is vaporized and resected using plasma energy.

Q: How is TURis Plasma Vaporization performed?

The doctor passes the ablation instrument through the urethra into the prostate using a cystoscope and then delivers several bursts of plasma energy. This vaporizes the excess prostate tissue and causes widening of the urinary passage.

Q: What is the average length of stay at the hospital after surgery in case of TURis?24 – 36 hours
Q: Who can qualify for TURis surgery?<TURis is recommended for all patients who are in need of prostate surgery.

Q: What are the benefits of TURis over a conventional TURP or LASER TURP?

TURis is considered to be a surgical option that offers the most benefits to the patients in terms of safety, effectiveness and affordability.

  • TURis is safer than TURP since TUR syndrome does not occur.
  • TURis is as effective as TURP which is considered to be the GOLD standard for the treatment of BPH.
  • TURis is more economical when compared to TURP and LASER surgery.