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How I do it: Same day discharge for transurethral resection of prostate using Olympus PlasmaButton and PlasmaLoop
Pham Ryan; Parke Jacob; Kernen M. Kenneth; Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA
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Oct 2016 (Vol. 23, Issue 5, Pages( 8491 - 8494)
PMID: 27705738

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  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is one of the most common conditions affecting older men. Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) has widely been considered the gold standard in surgical treatment for BPH. However, this procedure remains largely an inpatient procedure. Inpatient admission ultimately adds to healthcare cost and patient morbidity. In this article, we present an alternative methodology to treat BPH using combination Olympus PlasmaButton and Olympus PlasmaLoop therapy. Preliminary results from our experience suggest improved hemostasis with adequate resection, allowing a majority of our patients to be discharged the same day of the procedure. We describe our novel technique as a safe and effective way to possibly treat BPH in an outpatient setting.

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