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.
The prostate is a walnut sized organ located just below the bladder that forms the junction between the male reproductive and urinary tracts and secretes fluid that makes up part of the semen. As men age the prostate often increases in size making the passage of urine difficult.
Mr Thyer may recommend TURP for one of the following reasons:
Ten days prior to the procedure you should have your blood and urine test. Notify Mr Thyer’s rooms if you are taking any blood thinning medication
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 1 hour. Mr Thyer will introduce a thin resectoscope into your bladder via the urethra. No skin incision is required. The middle of the prostate will be removed slowly in chips which will be washed out at the end of the procedure. A catheter will be placed and a washout via the catheter commenced which will stay for 2 nights. After the catheter is removed the nurse will check you have passed urine then you will be sent home.
You should take laxatives, 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 progress at 8 weeks. Please come with a full bladder to the clinic. You will be asked to empty the bladder just before you are called in to see Mr Thyer so that he can check how well you are emptying. The pathology will also be checked to make sure there is was cancer detected.
1 week prior to the procedure you should notify Mr Thyer’s rooms if you are taking blood thinning medication that has not been ceased.
Following the procedure, you should contact Mr Thyer if you: