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Rare prostate surgery performed

india Updated: Jul 25, 2011 23:58 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Hindustan Times

A city-based doctor has conducted a rare surgery using bipolar neo-technique and extracted an enlarged prostate weighing 207gms from the body of a 62-year-old man.

The new minimal invasive surgery is used to treat elderly patients suffering from prostate enlargement that is otherwise operated upon by conventional open surgery.

Laxman Pasrija from Rohtak was admitted to Pushpanjali Hospital here on Saturday, after he complained of difficulty in passing urine and frequent urination.

“The patient’s diagnosis revealed huge prostate of about 86.8mmx69.6mmx65.6mm weighting about 207.38 gms. Generally, such a huge prostate is operated upon by open surgery. A lot of blood is wasted and administered in the surgery. Endoscopic surgery like TURP (Trans-Urethral Resection of the Prostate) may require two sittings. We have done it by the new method of TURP in saline, which is called Bipolar TURP," said Dr SP Yadav of Pushpanjali Hospital.

With this technique, he said, he removed the whole prostate endoscopically at one go.

“No cut or stitches are required and patient goes home a day after. This is better than the conventional method of removing prostate gland because complications like bleeding and Transuthral Resction (TUR) syndrome are not seen,” Dr Yadav added.

The time taken for the surgery was one hour and 25 minutes and the total expenditure is less than Rs 40,000.