Realizing you have a problem with your prostate can be stressful, and deciding what to do about it can be confusing. Your friends and family will have their anecdotes, and you may feel overwhelmed. The fact is, choosing the right surgery does depend on several factors, specifically, the size of your prostate, your health – and maybe the trickiest, your choice. And most of us would prefer to do as little as possible – and still get results.
Do you know about minimally invasive prostate surgery?
As its name implies, minimally invasive surgery requires a minimal amount of cutting, thereby resulting in less pain and a quicker recovery. And these procedures can seem like the obvious choice because they can be performed in your doctor’s office, or outpatient, in a hospital or surgicenter.
What is the benefit?
The biggest benefit of minimally invasive surgery, of course, is the same as any surgery: getting relief for troublesome symptoms. Our minimally invasive prostate surgery patients also report that they now have fewer problems controlling their urine. But they also realize that these procedures may put them at higher risk for needing another surgery in the future.
Should you choose minimally invasive surgery?
This is a decision that should be made with the help of your trusted surgeon, but here are some of the symptoms that our surgery patients have reported that have led them to choose minimally invasive surgery:
- “I have trouble urinating.”
- “I can’t empty my bladder all the way.”
- “I urinate really slowly.”
- “I’ve already tried medication, and it didn’t work.”
What can Collin County urology offer you?
Our surgeons are trained in minimally invasive procedures for prostate issues, including laparoscopic, laser and robotic. Our newest, most advanced procedure is the Prolieve™ thermodilation system, a 45-minute, in-office surgery that requires no anesthesia and causes little if any pain. We also use the GreenLight™ laser and the HoLAP, both of which have proven to be highly effective in the treatment of enlarged prostate symptoms.
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