Mr Thyer offers specialist management of prostate cancer.
Mr Thyer has a special interest in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for prostate and kidney cancer but also performs surgery for many other urological conditions.
TURBT is a procedure that is performed to remove a tumour within the bladder. Occasionally a repeat TURBT may be required to ensure that all of the tumour has been removed.
Ten days prior to the procedure you should:
On arrival at hospital you will be prepared for theatre by nursing staff. Mr Thyer will see you just prior to being taken into the operating theatre. You will require a general anaesthetic of approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour. Mr Thyer will introduce a thin resectoscope into your bladder via the urethra. No skin incision is required. The bladder tumour will be removed slowly in chips which will be washed out at the end of the procedure. The chips of tumour will be sent to a pathologist for examination (you may incur a pathologist fee). A catheter will be placed and a washout via the catheter commenced which will stay for 1 night. After the catheter is removed the nurse will check you have passed urine then you will be sent home.
Note: Occasionally two nights in hospital are required for very large tumours
You should take laxatives, drink plenty of water, avoid heavy lifting and sexual intercourse for 3 weeks following the procedure. You will have an appointment made with Mr Thyer in his rooms to check on your pathology at 2-3 weeks.
Following the procedure, you should contact Mr Thyer if you: