Minimally Invasive Procedures

Pharmacotherapy vs Minimally Invasive Therapies as Initial Therapy for Moderate-to-Severe Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Cost-Effectiveness Study - Beyond the Abstract

In the past few years, minimally invasive therapies, such as prostatic urethral lift procedure (PUL; UroLift System, Teleflex, Pleasanton, CA) and water vapor thermal therapy (WVTT; RezumĀ® system, Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA) have become an alternative to surgery or pharmacotherapy (PhTx) for the management of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Both interventions are performed in an outpatient setting, offer preservation of sexual function an advantage over standard surgical procedures, and provide faster symptom relief than PhTx.

Survival outcome after reduced-port laparoscopic radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: long-term follow-up analysis.

This study had two objectives: (i) to evaluate oncological outcomes in a long-term follow-up of patients with bladder cancer after reduced port laparoscopic radical cystectomy (RP-LRC); (ii) to assess the effect of modified Glasgow prognostic scores (mGPS) on patient outcomes.

Long-Term Complications of Open and Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy in an Afro-Caribbean Population.

Background With the Afro-Caribbean population increasing in the United States, their complication profiles following open (ORP) and robot-assisted laparoscopic (RALP) radical prostatectomy warrants investigation.

Sexual function criteria post laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: a reverse systematic review.

To apply a new review methodology, called reverse systematic review (RSR), to assess how different classification criteria can influence erectile dysfunction rates in patients undergoing laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP).

Challenging cases in high-risk prostate cancer patients treated with Retzius-sparing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy.

To evaluate the relationship between enlarged prostate, bulky median lobe (BML) or prior benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) surgery and perioperative functional, and oncological outcomes in high-risk (HR) prostate cancer (PCa) patients treated with Retzius-sparing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RS-RARP).

Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy and Modified Y-Shaped Ileal Orthotopic Neobladder Reconstruction.

Orthotopic neobladder reconstruction has become the preferred method of urinary diversion after radical cystectomy in major medical centers. We performed modified Y-shaped ileal orthotopic neobladder reconstruction and presented the functional results and postoperative complications of the modified surgery.

Incidence rate and management of diaphragmatic injury during laparoscopic nephrectomies: single-center experience.

Pneumothorax is a rare complication in laparoscopic renal surgery. However, due to the increasing renal pathologies managed by laparoscopic technique, this infrequent complication is a potential risk.

Improving communication of post-holmium laser enucleation of the prostate recovery using a surgeon-patient handout.

To improve surgeon-patient communication of postoperative expectations, a multidisciplinary team created and evaluated a holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) expectations handout. Although an effective benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) surgery, it is crucial that patients understand the HoLEP recovery.

Pharmacotherapy vs. minimally invasive therapies as initial therapy for moderate-to-severe benign prostatic hyperplasia: a cost-effectiveness study.

Recently, minimally invasive therapies (MITs), such as water vapor thermal therapy (WVTT) and prostatic urethral lift (PUL) have become an alternative to surgery or pharmacotherapy to manage benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), offering symptom relief with a favorable safety profile.

Strategies to improve cost effectiveness of robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in emerging economies.

To assess the cost-effectiveness of the robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALRP) compared to open radical prostatectomy (ORP) for localized prostate cancer from a healthcare perspective in Colombia.

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