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Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) has been the mainstay treatment in recent history, considered to be the first line treatment in treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms. The HoLEP procedure has demonstrated to yield better results than other TURP procedures, this in turn results in shorter recuperation time and lower risk of needing further procedures.

 

The HoLEP procedures has been proven to reduce your hospital stay by a day when compared to the classical TURP approach and with lower symptom rates. Here at Blue Ribbon, we offer the most advanced procedures that science has to offer at an affordable price.

 

Holmium laser lithotripsy is a method for using lasers to remove stones that are located in the urinary tract. This could include stones in the bladder, kidneys, ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder), or urethra (tube through which urine leaves the body). A flexible laser fiber is inserted through the urethra to break up the stones. The procedure is completed without any incisions.

 

Compared to extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, holmium laser lithotripsy has been shown to reduce the chance of complications and has been shown to be effective for a patient with multiple stones.

 

Holmium laser lithotripsy requires general anesthesia, this is because the procedure is more advanced and invasive than shock wave lithotripsy and is reserved for certain cases.

 

Sacral Neuromodulation, delivered by Interstim system, is indicated for patients who have failed or could not tolerate more conservative treatments for one or more of the following conditions:

 

  • • Overactive Bladder OAB (urge incontinence, urgency-frequency)
  • • Non-obstructive urinary retention UR
  • • Cronic fecal incontinence

 

Both men and women are affected by these conditions.

 

Patients with refractory overreactive bladder and concurrent pelvic floor dysfunction including nonobstructive urinary retention and incomplete bladder emptying are ideal candidates for this procedure, as it is not a first line treatment for uncomplicated cases. The procedure is done through robotic surgery, minimizing complications of the procedure.

 

Laparoscopy is a “minimally invasive” procedure that is one of a kind. It takes its name from the laparoscope, a small scope that has a tiny video camera and light on the end.

 

Some of the benefits from these procedures are:

 

  • • Smaller scars
  • • Faster recovery times
  • • Earlier discharge from the hospital
  • • Less pain
  • • Regain full function in less time
  • • Less scarring

 

In Urology we use this technique for several procedures, like:

 

Nephrectomy

 

Laparoscopic Nephrectomy provides patients with a safe and effective way to remove a sickly or malignant kidney. Laparoscopic nephrectomy is performed under a general anesthesia and normally has a length of 3-4 hours. It is performed through 3 small (1/2 in) incisions in the abdomen.

 

Adrenalectomy

 

Sharing many similarities to Laparoscopic nephrectomy, this minimally invasive surgical approach has almost replaced the open adrenalectomy in the management of small and medium-sized adrenal lesions.

 

Prostatectomy

 

Laparoscopic prostatectomy is a minimally invasive surgery procedure used to remove a patient's cancerous prostate. The procedure takes approximately 3 hours to perform, and is done through 5 small incisions, instead of one large incision.

 

Ureteral Reimplantation

 

Laparoscopic Urethral Reimplantation is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to reposition a ureter (small tube between the kidney and the bladder). It allows urine to pass to the bladder. It is performed through 4 small incisions in the abdomen.

 

Pyeloplasty

 

Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty is the surgical reconstruction of the Renal pelvis (a funnel-like part of the ureter in the kidney) to relieve pressure created by a narrowing in this structure. This obstruction causes the kidney to enlarge and not function correctly. The surgeon will make 4 abdominal incisions and has been proven better than other techniques.

 

*Prices can vary without prior notice. The patient understands that every medical procedure comes with an inherent risk, any complication during the surgery may generate additional costs.

 
 

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