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Prostate Enlargement Treatment in Bangalore

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to urinary issues due to enlarged prostate. It is a common disorder in men who are generally over 60 years. While some people choose to ignore the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, it can cause severe complications such as kidney damage, urinary retention (inability to pass urine), etc. Therefore, enlarged prostate treatment becomes necessary. Pristyn Care has some of the best BPH doctors in Bangalore with an average experience of more than 15 years. Our highly reputed doctors provide private and comprehensive consultation for your enlarged prostate (BPH) treatment in Bangalore. Call us to book FREE online or offline consultation with the best BPH doctor near you.

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Prostate Enlargement-Overview
Cost of BPH Surgery in Bangalore
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate) surgery is a minimally invasive treatment for prostate enlargement that costs about INR 60,000- INR 1 lakh in Bangalore.
  • HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate) surgery is a laser treatment for enlarged prostate that costs about Rs 1 lakh- 1.5 lakh in Bangalore.
Foods to avoid in BPH
  • Soda
  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Saturated fats
  • Caffeinated beverages
Complications of untreated or severe enlarged prostate
  • Bladder stones
  • Kidney damage
  • Bladder damage
  • Urinary tract Infection
  • Sudden inability to urinate
Risk factors of enlarged prostate [BPH]
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Heredity
  • Age factor
  • Erectile dysfunction
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Enlarged Prostate Treatment in Bangalore

Diagnosis of Prostate Enlargement

The diagnosis for an enlarged prostate involves a combination of physical examination and diagnostic tests to confirm BPH. Since heredity is a risk factor for BPH, the doctor will analyze your family history report. The doctor recommends the following tests to rule out the possibility of enlarged prostate due to other conditions. Some of the diagnostic tests include –

  • Ultrasound – Doctors generally recommend an ultrasound of the prostate gland to detect any abnormal growth within the prostate using 3D imaging. This test helps determine the amount of enlargement around the prostate.
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test – Doctors usually recommend a PSA blood test to check for any increased PSA levels in case of enlarged prostate. This helps the urologists to detect signs of prostate cancer.
  • Urinary flow test – This test is done to measure the strength and amount of your urine flow and determine if the condition is stable or getting worse with time.
  • Postvoid residual volume test – Sometimes, when the patient is unable to empty the bladder completely, this test is recommended to measure the amount of urine left in your bladder after the urination. This is done via ultrasound or inserting a catheter into the bladder.
  • 24-hour voiding diary – The doctors recommend this test to record the frequency and amount of urine expelled, especially if more than one-third of your daily urinary output occurs at night.
  • Urine test – The doctor analyzes a sample of your urine to rule out any signs of infection or other conditions that can lead to similar symptoms.
  • Blood tests – Blood tests indicate any infections in the kidneys and indicate abnormal functioning.

Prostate Surgery in Bangalore

There are several surgical as well as non-surgical methods for BPH treatment which include various medications, dietary changes, and lifestyle modifications. However, non-surgical methods such as medications, home remedies, etc are effective to manage the symptoms of BPH and surgical treatment is the only method to treat enlarged prostate.

Minimally invasive surgeries – These surgical techniques involve minimal invasion that can often be done as outpatient surgery, meaning the patient may not require a hospital stay. Recovery is generally quicker, but it depends on the medical condition of the patient and the surgical expertise of the surgeon. Minimally invasive techniques such as TURP, TUIP, etc., help the patients relieve symptoms quickly and may nullify the need for medications. Minimally invasive procedures are recommended in case of the following situations-

  • Your symptoms are moderate to severe
  • Medications are ineffective
  • Chronic urinary tract obstruction, bladder stones, or blood in your urine
  • Preference of the patient

Based on these conditions, there are different techniques to perform minimally invasive BPH surgeries-

  • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)- This technique uses a light scope called a resectoscope. It is inserted into the urethra through the penis. TURP surgery uses electric current or laser light to remove the outer tissue of the prostate. The patient is generally under the influence of anesthesia to ensure a painless procedure. The resectoscope provides light, irrigating fluid, and an electrical loop that cuts the tissues and seals the blood vessels. Finally, the removed tissue is expelled out of the body through a catheter.
  • Transurethral Incision of the Prostate (TUIP)- TUIP is used to widen the urethra in case the size of the prostate is not significant but causes blockage. After the patient is administered with general anesthesia, the surgeon inserts a light scope to cut the tissues around the prostate gland to release the pressure of the prostate on the urethra. The patient generally finds it easier to urinate after the procedure. The surgeon may choose to leave the catheter in the bladder for a day or two after the surgery to drain the bladder.
  • Transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT)- In this procedure, the urologist inserts a catheter through the urethra to reach the prostate. An ‘antenna’ then sends microwaves through the catheter to heat the parts of the prostate that destroys the enlarged tissues to ease the flow of the urine. The surgeon uses a cooling system around the urinary tract that protects it from heat damage. TUMT is a low-risk procedure that may take time before the patient notices any results.
  • Prostatectomy- This surgery aims to remove the entire prostate gland with either laparoscopic or robot-assisted technique. The surgeon makes an incision in your lower abdomen to reach the prostate and remove the surrounding tissues. It is generally done for very large prostate or other complicating factors. However, it has long-term benefits that may require a few days hospital stay after the surgery depending on the medical condition of the patient.

Laser Prostate Surgery – These are advanced surgeries that use high-energy lasers to destroy or remove the tissues around the enlarged prostate. Patients who undergo laser therapy procedures often feel instant relief. Moreover, laser surgeries have a lower risk of side effects than minimally invasive surgeries. Some of the advanced laser techniques for laser BPH procedures are-

  • Photoselective Vaporization (PVP) – PVP is an advanced method to vapourize prostate tissues using a high-powered laser. It is an outpatient procedure which means the patient can go home on the same day of surgery after consulting with the doctor. This method causes minimal blood loss and the patient can recover quickly to resume his daily routine.
  • Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate (HOLEP) – In this procedure, the urologist inserts a thin, tube-like instrument called a resectoscope through the penis and into the urethra. A laser is used to destroy the excess prostate tissue without the need for any incision or cuts. The patient is administered with general anesthesia for a painless procedure. The surgeon may choose to use a catheter which is usually removed the next day of the surgery.
  • Thulium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (ThuLEP) – This is a similar procedure to HOLEP, except for the difference in the type of laser used. The surgeon inserts a resectoscope through the penis and into the urethra. A laser inserted into the resectoscope that destroys the enlarged prostate to reduce the pressure on the urethra. There are no incisions and the patient is administered with general anesthesia before the surgery for a painless procedure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the prostate do?

The prostate is a gland located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostrate forms enzymes and hormones that help sperm function as a part of the seminal fluid, hence it plays an important part in fertility.

Why does the prostate get enlarged?

Prostate enlargement, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, is a prostate gland problem in which the prostate gland increases in size. Although the exact cause behind BPH is unknown, several risk factors have been linked with it, including:

  • Ageing
  • Increased testosterone levels
When should someone seek treatment for BPH?

If you are actively showing symptoms of a prostate disorder and it is hindering you in your daily activities, you should immediately consult a prostate specialist near you. Some common signs you can associate with prostate enlargement are:

  • You are losing sleep because you need to wake up multiple times every night to pee
  • Inability to completely empty the bladder
  • Inability to hold the urine
  • Weak urine stream

BPH can be very bothersome and significantly decrease the quality of life. Contact your urologist as soon as you start exhibiting symptoms.

What is the difference between prostate enlargement and prostate cancer?

Although both BPH and prostate cancer cause prostatomegaly, they are significantly different to each other. BPH is benign, and it is not related to cancer in any way. It cannot spread to any other parts of the body. It is also much more common than prostate cancer, i.e., it occurs in over 50% of men over 50 years of age.

Can BPH lead to cancer?

BPH is not related to prostate cancer in any way. It is a benign enlargement of the prostate gland, and it has never been associated with the incidence of prostate cancer. Still, it is necessary to treat BPH before the prostate gets significantly enlarged.

Is BPH linked to prostatitis?

Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland. Sometimes patients can get both prostatitis and BPH together. However, they are both distinctly different prostatic inflictions. While BPH and prostatitis symptoms are largely similar since their exact causes are unknown, it is difficult to discern whether their incidence is linked as well.

Which medicines cause an enlarged prostate?

Certain medications, such as cold and allergy medicines, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), etc., can worsen the symptoms of pre-existing BPH. If you have BPH, then you should consult your urologist before taking any medicines.

What are the long-term risks of untreated BPH?

Although benign, BPH can actively hinder your daily life by causing medical issues such as urinary tract infections (UTIs). This is because they prevent the bladder from emptying completely. In addition, unwanted urinary retention can also lead to bladder stones, blood in the urine (Hematuria), incontinence, or in rare cases, bladder or kidney damage.

What does the enlarged prostate treatment procedure depend on?

Prostate enlargement can be treated in a variety of ways, including medication, minimally invasive surgery and complete prostatectomy. The choice of treatment depends on the following factors:

  • Prostate size
  • Patient’s age
  • Patient’s health, whether you have any pre-existing medical condition
  • Symptoms patient is exhibiting

If your symptoms are manageable through medication, you can postpone surgery, however, laser surgery at Pristyn Care is among the most successful BPH treatments in Bangalore.

What treatment does Pristyn Care provide for BPH in Bangalore?

Pristyn Care is associated with the best urologists in Bangalore, who provide the best BPH treatment in Bangalore through Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP). During the procedure, the surgeon inserts a scope in the urethra and removes everything except the outer part of the prostate. It shows positive results very quickly, resolves the enlarged prostate symptoms, and re-establishes stronger urine flow quickly after surgery.

How long do I need to stay in the hospital after the surgery?

The recovery period for the surgery is very short in most cases, the patient needs to be hospitalised for one day only. Most after-effects of the surgery vanish within 1-2 days, and patients see a significant improvement in urinary function.

Is enlarged prostate surgery painful?

The treatment is performed under anaesthesia, so the patient doesn’t feel any pain during the treatment. Depending on the patient’s symptoms and requirements, the procedure may be done under local or general anaesthesia.

Are there any after-effects from the surgery?

The surgery is very safe, and even if there are any after effects, they are easily manageable and disappear within a couple of days. Some commonly associated after-effects of BPH surgery are:

  • Trouble controlling and performing urination
  • Constant urgent need to urinate
  • Painful urination
  • Temporary erectile dysfunction
  • A small amount of blood/blood clots n urine

These are very rare and disappear within a few days.

How much does treatment for BPH cost?

The cost of the BPH procedure in Bangalore can range anywhere between Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 1.5 lakhs.

  • The cost of Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in Bangalore is around Rs. 60,000 to 1 lakh (approx).
  • The cost of laser procedure (HOLEP) in Bangalore is around Rs. 1 lakhs – 1.5 lakhs (approx).

However, this is a general cost and can vary depending on several factors, such as the severity of the condition, the patient’s medical condition, and the surgeon’s surgical expertise.

How to improve recovery after BPH surgery?

The effects of the surgery are almost instantaneous, and you can go back to your daily activities within a couple of days. However, complete internal recovery may take 6-8 weeks. You can promote healing by following a few simple tips:

  • Do not perform any strenuous exercises or lift heavy weights till you have received approval from your doctor
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
  • Maintain a healthy fibre-rich diet
  • Avoid all intercourse, especially anal sex, for at least 4-6 weeks
  • Do not go for long drives without approval from your doctor
Is BPH linked to erectile dysfunction?

Many patients with BPH often experience erectile dysfunction in several ways. They have a reduced sex drive, trouble maintaining an erection and less satisfaction after reaching an orgasm. These problems are often linked to physical and psychological issues associated with BPH. Many researchers have found a direct increase in the sexual libido of men after prostate surgery.

Is treatment for BPH covered under insurance?

Most insurance policies cover BPH however, the extent of the coverage differs from policy to policy. If you are unsure about the terms of your policy, you can connect with expert Pristyn Care urologists in Bangalore. We have a dedicated insurance team that helps all patients with insurance documentation and claim.

 

What are the different treatment options for BPH?

Medications: Medical management via alpha-blockers, alpha-reductase inhibitors, etc., can help successfully manage the symptoms of early BPH; however, as the condition progress, surgical intervention is inevitable.

Minimally invasive surgery: Minimally invasive surgery is recommended if the patient’s symptoms can’t be managed via medicine and they have developed a urinary tract obstruction, bladder stones, or other urinary conditions due to BPH. Minimally invasive surgery includes:

  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
  • Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP)
  • Transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT)
  • Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA)
  • Laser ablation/enucleation
  • Prostatic urethral lift (PUL)
  • Embolization
  • Open or robot-assisted prostatectomy

Are there any complications associated with BPH treatment?

Although minimally invasive surgery for BPH treatment is extremely safe and complication-free, in rare cases, you might experience minor complications like:

  • Infection
  • Painful or burning urination
  • The appearance of blood/blood clots in urine
  • Weak urine stream
  • Difficulty in urinating
  • Inflammation or discharge in the surgical site
  • Nausea and vomiting along with low appetite

All these side effects can be easily managed by expert urologists in Bangalore at Pristyn Care. In addition, we take special care to ensure that none of our patients suffers from any discomfort after the surgery. For more information, contact us immediately.

Why get BPH treatment in Bangalore at Pristyn Care?

Pristyn Care is a leading surgery provider in Bangalore. We always make patient’s care and comfort our biggest priority. To ensure maximum comfort for all patients, we provide the following facilities:

  • Treatment by expert urologists and prostate doctors: We are associated with the best urologists in Bangalore who have ample experience in providing complication-free treatment for BPH.
  • Dedicated medical coordinator: We provide a dedicated care coordinator to all patients responsible for documentation and hospital admission to ensure a hassle-free treatment experience for all.
  • Insurance support: We are associated with all major insurance providers and help provide insurance support for all patients, including documentation and claim recovery.
  • No-cost EMI: If patients can’t afford treatment, we also provide financial support in the form of no-cost EMI payment options.
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