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Laparoscopic Simple Prostatectomy for BPH

Laparoscopic simple prostatectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of a part of the prostate gland (gland located below the bladder). The procedure is indicated for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. The enlarged gland presses against the urinary bladder and urethra (tube transporting urine from the bladder to the outside) causing urinary problems. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon makes 5 small keyhole incisions on the abdomen. A laparoscope (tube with a light and a tiny camera) is inserted to view the enlarged prostate. Surgical instruments are passed through the incisions to cut and remove the enlarged portion of the prostate gland. A catheter may be inserted at the surgical site to remove fluid buildup. The abdominal incisions are closed with sutures.

Like all surgical procedures, laparoscopic simple prostatectomy may be associated with certain complications, which include:

  • Injury to surrounding organs
  • Infertility
  • Urethral stricture (block in the urethra)
  • Bowel incontinence (problems controlling bowel movement)
  • Urinary incontinence (difficulty controlling urination)
  • Retrograde ejaculation (flow of sperm to urinary bladder instead of through the penis)

The advantages of laparoscopic simple prostatectomy when compared to open surgery include:

  • Reduced hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Smaller incisions and less scarring

NMC UroCare provides specialized and experienced urologists and the best quality treatments available. For further information on Laparoscopic Simple Prostatectomy, please contact NMC UroCare at http://www.nmcurocare.ae/contact-us/