TURis/ Plasma

Diagnosis, Therapy

This operation is for all men with urinary symptoms that haven’t responded to simple tablets.

Only those men that aren’t fit for a general anaesthetic aren’t suitable. That said, a few men have very large prostates that are better treated with the holmium laser (HoLEP)

The key advantage of this operation is that we know it is extremely effective as it is essentially an improved version of the standard TURP that has been around for many years and that is widely considered the ‘gold standard’ operation. The improvements found in the TURis/Plasma technique have made it safer with less bleeding and less serious side effects. We have demonstrated that the operation is so safe it can even be done as a day case procedure in a hospital with no facility to admit patients overnight.

More Information:

Patient Information Leaflet

A Patients Story- Daily Mail Article with Mr Simon Woodhams, Goring Hall Hospital https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2838276/Hot-wire-burn-away-men-s-prostate-problems.html

What is TURis (Video)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3iNq9Xvy28

A Patients Story (Video)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3nfDFdLbtM