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TURP vs Green Laser
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:11 PM
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Dad had urodynamic testing done and there is still some bladder function left. So the only chance to not have to use a catheter is TURP or green laser. I understand how both are done and leaning towards laser as seems less invasive. Looking to see if anyone is willing to share their choice and how it went. Thank you.

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Old 02-27-2018, 01:42 PM
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Dr. Dersch does a procedure called urolift, which is even less invasive, and doesn't remove any tissue. There is also another procedure that uses hot water or steam to remove tissue. I would check them all out before doing anything because they all accomplish the same function.
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:05 PM
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There is a urologist in Lady Lake, James Young, who uses a system called RESUM that uses steam. I would get an opinion from him as well.
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:57 AM
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I had Dr Dersch do a TURP on me and I am very satisfied with the results. I was using a catheter 100% of the time before which I absolutely hated. I am back to normal now.
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:03 PM
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Thank you.
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:05 PM
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I had Dr Dersch do a TURP on me and I am very satisfied with the results. I was using a catheter 100% of the time before which I absolutely hated. I am back to normal now.
Thank you. May I ask how long was your recovery?
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:08 AM
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I had to wear a Foley Catheter for 1 week, after that I was back to normal. I still go in once a year for a check up.
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Old 03-01-2018, 10:02 AM
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I had Green Laser last November. The surgery started at 9:30 am and was done by 11:am, in recovery for a couple hours and home by 2PM. Had a catheter overnight. Had burning when urinating for about 6 weeks. I have had no issues. If you want to talk to me about it call me 989 560 7181. Prior to the Green Laser I had to use a catheter for 3 weeks.
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