Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Going Green for the Greater Good - March 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

Issue link: http://outpatientsurgery.uberflip.com/i/1218927

Contents of this Issue


Page 100 of 124

of transurethral resections of the prostate (TURP) performed each year. Now men have a better treatment option. The prostatic urethral lift is a minimally invasive cystoscopic procedure that can be performed in about 10 minutes in surgery centers or office spaces with the patient under oral or conscious sedation. Instead of removing tissue, surgeons apply a mechanical fix to a mechanical problem: Pulling collapsed walls of the prostate apart with small implants. By offering the proce- dure, you'll increase case volume because the indication threshold is lower than for the traditional TURP surgery and patient demand has increased. Surgery centers are ideal for the procedure with throughput times of 45 minutes to one hour from admission to discharge. When meds fail Management of BPH with prostate-relaxing medications is the first treatment option and is effective in improving symptoms for four to possibly 10 years. However, more than 25% of medically managed patients are noncompliant or discontinue their therapy due to associ- ated side effects such as nasal congestion, dizziness and ejaculatory dysfunction. Plus, the prostate continues to grow, and suffering men will eventually need to undergo surgery when the symptoms become intolerable. TURP, long considered the gold standard surgical intervention, involves removing segments of the prostate gland with a resectoscope placed through the urethra. TURP procedures are invasive, lead to longer recoveries with increased risk of bleeding and result in longer catheterization. Many men avoid undergoing this procedure due to concerns about long recoveries, complications and side effects, including losing the ability to ejaculate. The procedures are performed in 45 minutes to an hour with the patient under general anesthesia M A R C H 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 0 1

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Outpatient Surgery Magazine - Going Green for the Greater Good - March 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine