Trans-Urethral Resection of Prostrate (TURP) Cost in Tunisia

Trans Urethral Resection of Prostate treatment is an urgological procedure implemented on a global scale. The procedure is highly helpful in treating prostatic hyperplasia which are mostly benign in nature. These procedures are minimally invasive and have been proven to be excellent in terms of effectiveness. However, the success rate also depends on the type of tumor and extent to which it has already spread. In several cases, the tumor may have a chance of recurrence post procedure, which calls of multiple TURP.

What is Trans Urethral Resection of Prostrate (TURP)?

TURP involves removal of benign tissues by thorough monitoring from the urethra. The procedure involves sharp end dissection or electrocautery of the tumor. Most frequently implemented for cutting off on additional tissue that causes the prostate to enlarge, TURP is executed with the help of a fine device, known as resectoscope. It is inserted through the urinary meatus or the opening in the penis, which then travels through the urethra, reaches the target region (prostrate) and shreds the excess tissue to release blockage in the urinary tract.

Symptoms of patient undergoing TURP treatment

Trans Urethral Resection of Prostate treatment is offered to reduce the symptoms of prostate enlargement and other urine-related disorders. However, the procedure may result in several symptoms and side effects which needs to be closely monitored. In general, pain in the lower abdomen or back pain is common post procedure. However, in several cases, one of more of the following symptoms have been observed post-TURP treatments in several patients, which are:

  • Changes in ECG
  • Asymptomatic hyponatremia
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Loss of vision

In severe cases, the candidate may get into coma or even die due to multiple complexities.

Factors Affecting the cost of TURP

In general, TURP treatment cost may vary from $4567 to $20,000 in major countries furnishing the procedure. However, in developing countries, the cost may be as low as $2000. Such variations depend on a number of factors which affect the treatment cost, these are:

  • Extent of TURP procedures require
  • Type of treatment required (outpatient or inpatient
  • Complexities, if an
  • Side effects
  • Underlying health issues, if any

Apart from this, the payable cost also depends on the insurance cover available for the candidate.

Treatment and Cost

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Treatment cost starts from

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About the Trans Urethral Resection of Prostrate (TURP)

The enlarged prostate gland can become a subject of concern after a certain age in men. It causes trouble while urinating and that is one of the main reason why such men are advised to undergo trans urethral resection of prostate (TURP) surgery.

What is Trans-Urethral Resection of Prostate (TURP)?

The prostate gland goes through two phases as a man grows old. The growth phase occurs during puberty when the gland assumes double its size. The second phase of growth takes place after a man has attained the age of 25. This final size at this stage continues to remain the same throughout the life. But when men suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia, the prostate gland gets further enlarged.

When the gland enlarges, it squeezes the urethra and as a result, the wall of the bladder grows thick. With time, the bladder grows weak and loses its ability to empty the urine completely. This allows some urine to stay back in the bladder at all times. Along with this, the urethra also narrows and hence, all the problems associated with urination keep coming back.

As of now, it is not totally clear why most men develop BPH but it mainly indicates an imbalance of hormones and sexual activities with advanced age. Apart from that, there can be urinary tract infection, narrowing of the urethra known as urethral stricture, inflammation of the prostate, bladder or stones in the kidney, nerve problems in controlling the bladder, or scarring in the neck of the bladder as a result of previous surgery.

The following are some of the symptoms of BPH:

  • Frequent urge to urinate

  • Difficulty in initiating urination
  • The urine stream that flows is weak and stops and starts in the session
  • At the end of urination, dribbling is often experienced
  • Straining is felt at the time of urination
  • Blood in the urine
  • Inability to completely empty the bladder
  • Infection in the urinary tract

Some of these above symptoms can occur even in men whose prostate has not enlarged significantly.

How is Trans Urethral Resection of Prostrate (TURP) performed?

  • Usually, this procedure is conducted under the influence of general anaesthesia, which is administered at the beginning of the procedure.
  • A special instrument called a resectoscope is inserted into the tip of the penis to reach the prostate area. No cuts or incisions are made during the procedure.
  • The same instrument is used to trim the areas of the prostate gland.
  • The cut pieces are irrigated into the bladder.
  • The matter present inside the bladder is finally removed at the end of the surgery.

Recovery from Trans Urethral Resection of Prostrate (TURP)

Patients are required to stay in the hospital for at least one to two days after the procedure. Patients who undergo TURP are required to have a catheter in place for urine drainage for at least a few days. The catheter is removed when the swelling reduces and the patient is in a position to urinate by himself.

It is normal to experience blood in the urine right after the surgery, pain at the time of urination, and frequent urination after the surgery. However, you must contact the doctor in case you are unable to urinate at all, develop fever, or notice the presence of clots in the urine.

After the surgery, you are required to:

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Abstain from sex for at least four to six weeks.
  • Avoid taking any blood-thinning medications until approved by the doctor.
  • Each diet rich in fiber.
  • Avoid driving until the catheter is removed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the health care infrastructure of Tunisia / Why should opt for Tunisia as a destination for your medical treatment?
Hospitals in Tunisia are developing and trying to meet the international standards of healthcare. Although there is a basic set up in most of the hospitals for treatment in Tunisia, one can still expect scope for improvement. The Ministry of Health, along with the Government of Tunisia is making effective changes for the healthcare sector. The private hospitals in Tunisia are also undergoing a robust change to provide effective healthcare and treatment in Tunisia.

Like most other countries, hospitals in Tunisia have a private and public healthcare system. Hospitals in Tunisia include three levels of care: primary, with a network of 81 clinics and 2091 basic health centers; secondary, with 109 district hospitals; and tertiary, with 33 regional hospitals and 24 modern CHUs, according to MoS figures.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Tunisia? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a global leader in health care accreditation. JCI accreditation is considered a gold standard in worldwide health care. It provides the most skilled and experienced healthcare professionals in the medical industry, as evaluators of the rigorous international standards in healthcare quality and patient safety.
In Tunisia, there are no JCI accredited hospitals but 4 private hospitals are certified ISO and OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series).
Are the doctors/surgeons in Tunisia of the best quality?
The hospitals in Tunisia have seen a constant change in terms of development and technology. Most doctors that are trained in the country understand the needs and requirements of people and are able to diagnose and treat them well. There are various surgeons that fly in from other countries as well to treat patients. This was brought about due to the economic reforms and various expats residing there. The varying levels of health organizations provide reasonable means of treatment for any patient. There are also trained paramedical and emergency service staff in this country.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in Tunisia?
Patients who wish to visit Tunisia for medical purposes must contact the Embassy of Tunisia in their home country. One is required to have a valid passport. Those applicants must submit their visa application forms in person together with the following documents:
  1. A duly completed application form with one picture (within a white background).
  2. Original biometric passport and one copy. Passports should have a validity of at least one year from the date of your visa application submission.
  3. Medical certificate stating the type of illness and the treatment to be carried out. This document has to be in English or Spanish language.
  4. Letter from the hospital in Tunisia stating the appointment date and whether the treatment expenses have been already paid in full.
  5. Proof of financial means which enable the applicant to meet life needs while in Tunisia (salary certificate if working, bank statement for the last six months, property deeds, commercial license, other sorts of income).
  6. Travel insurance.
  7. Proof of accommodation (hotel reservation, etc)
  8. Applicants are advised that ALL PASSPORTS HAVE TO REMAIN at the Embassy premises while the visa application is under process (between 10 and 15 days), and therefore cannot be retrieved unless very special and urgent circumstances might arise.
  9. The Embassy has the right to require from the applicant any document that it may deem relevant in order to resolve the visa file.
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Which are the best cities in Tunisia for medical treatment?
Tunis is the largest country and capital of Tunisia. This country is located in the northern region of Africa and is the best city for treatment in Tunisia.

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