Prostate Surgery

Strength in prostate treatment isn't measured by the absence of fear or pain, but by the determination to keep moving forward despite them. It's the resilience to face each day with hope and the commitment to your well-being, no matter the obstacles in your path.
Prostate
Prostate Surgery

Prostate

Prostate
Prostate Surgery

Prostate

Beginning the journey of prostate treatment can feel like stepping into uncharted territory. It's a path marked by uncertainty, yet filled with opportunities for healing and growth. As you navigate this journey, know that you're not alone. With the guidance of skilled healthcare professionals, the support of loved ones, and your own inner strength, you're equipped to face the challenges ahead with courage and resilience. Together, let's proceed on this journey towards better health and well-being.

What is Prostate Treatment?

Prostate treatment encompasses various approaches aimed at managing conditions affecting the prostate gland, with a particular focus on addressing enlargement. Situated beneath the bladder and surrounding the urethra, the prostate plays a vital role in male reproductive health. As men age, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate enlargement becomes a common concern, necessitating different forms of treatment.

In cases where prostate enlargement poses minimal risk or symptoms are mild, healthcare providers may recommend watchful waiting or active surveillance, involving regular monitoring without immediate intervention. Medications, such as alpha blockers, can effectively manage urinary symptoms associated with BPH and other forms of prostate enlargement.

For more severe symptoms or cases where medications are ineffective, minimally invasive procedures like transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), laser therapy, water vapor thermal treatment (WVTT), and prostate artery embolization (PAE) offer alternatives to traditional surgery. These treatments specifically target prostate enlargement, aiming to relieve symptoms while minimizing discomfort and recovery time.

WVTT, a newer technique, involves the delivery of controlled thermal energy in the form of water vapor to targeted areas of the prostate, causing tissue ablation and shrinkage. Laser therapy utilizes laser energy to remove or vaporize excess prostate tissue, without the need for external incisions, aiming to alleviate urinary symptoms associated with BPH.

Surgical intervention, such as TURP or laser ablation, may be necessary for cases where other treatments are ineffective or symptoms are severe. Ultimately, treatment choice depends on factors such as the severity of symptoms, overall health, and individual preferences, requiring thorough discussion with healthcare providers to determine the most appropriate course of action tailored to individual needs.

Prostate Surgery at a glance(Water Vapor Thermal Treatment)

Duration of Treatment
(Several weeks)
Duration of Operation
(1-2 hours)
Anaesthesia
(General or Local)
Result
(Several weeks)
Sleeping Position
(Sleep on your back or side)
Driving
(1-2 weeks)
Shower
(2-3 days)
Travel
(1-2 weeks)
Back to Work
(1-2 weeks)
Exercise Restriction
(4-6 weeks)

Prostate Surgery at a glance( Laser Treatment )

Duration of Treatment
(Several weeks)
Duration of Operation
(1-2 hours)
Anaesthesia
(General or Local)
Result
(4-6 weeks)
Sleeping Position
(Sleep on your back or side)
Driving
(1-2 weeks)
Shower
(2-3 days)
Travel
(1-2 weeks)
Back to Work
(1-2 weeks)
Exercise Restriction
(4-6 weeks)

Prostate Surgery at a glance ( TURP )

Duration of Treatment
(Several weeks)
Duration of Operation
(1-2 hours)
Anaesthesia
(General or Spinal)
Result
(2-4 weeks)
Sleeping Position
(Sleep on the back)
Driving
(1-2 weeks)
Shower
(2-3 days)
Travel
(1-2 weeks)
Back to Work
(1-2 weeks)
Exercise Restriction
(4-6 weeks)
Why do people have Prostate surgery?

Prostate Surgery

Prostate Surgery

Who Are the Ideal Candidates?

  • Experience urinary symptoms due to prostate enlargement.
  • Have symptoms persisting despite medication.
  • Desire to improve urinary function and overall well-being.
  • Open to personalized treatment plans with healthcare providers.

Frequently Asked Questions

The prostate is a small gland located beneath the bladder and surrounding the urethra in men. Its primary function is to produce fluid that nourishes and transports sperm during ejaculation.

Common prostate conditions include benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate), and prostate cancer.

Symptoms of prostate problems may include urinary difficulties (such as frequent urination, weak urine stream, or difficulty starting or stopping urination), pain or discomfort in the pelvic area, blood in the urine or semen, and erectile dysfunction.

The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test measures the level of a protein produced by the prostate gland in the blood. It is commonly used as a screening test for prostate cancer, as elevated PSA levels may indicate the presence of prostate cancer or other prostate conditions.

Potential side effects of prostate surgery may include urinary incontinence (difficulty controlling urination), erectile dysfunction (difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection), changes in ejaculation (such as retrograde ejaculation), and urinary tract infections.

Recovery from prostate surgery varies depending on the type of procedure performed, but patients may typically expect to return to normal activities within a few weeks to a few months after surgery.

It's essential to see a doctor if you experience symptoms such as urinary difficulties, pelvic pain, or blood in the urine or semen, as these may be signs of prostate problems or other underlying conditions. Additionally, men should discuss prostate cancer screening with their healthcare providers starting at age 50 (or earlier if they have risk factors).

TURP surgery is considered highly effective in relieving urinary symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It often results in significant improvements in urinary flow rates, reducing the frequency of urination, and relieving other bothersome symptoms.

Water Vapor Thermal Treatment (WVTT) is a minimally invasive procedure that involves delivering controlled thermal energy in the form of water vapor to targeted areas of the prostate. This causes tissue ablation and shrinkage, aiming to relieve urinary symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

JCI CERTIFICATION

JCI CERTIFICATION

In line with the importance we attach to quality and reliability in healthcare services, our clinically contracted hospitals are certified by JCI (Joint Commission International) to comply with international standards. JCI certification plays a key role in guaranteeing the quality and reliability of the healthcare services we provide to our patients. Under contract with TrustMed, the hospital, located in Şişli, is a point where healthcare excellence, advanced technology and strategic accessibility meet. This medical facility is a testament to advanced technology and infrastructure, with a team of nationally and internationally recognised specialists offering warm and personalised services to its patients.

Regular audits are critical to ensure that our hospitals consistently deliver high quality services. In this way, we strive to best meet the healthcare needs of our patients and provide a safe healthcare environment.

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