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Do most Urologists perform TURBTs relatively the same- or do they all vary

7 months 5 days ago #55246 by jones
Hi Richard_lv, thanks that makes sense. Im having a TURB done soon. They said that surgeon doesn't usually come and talk to patient before the procedure unless the patient requests it. I was going to request to speak to the surgeon to ask him what is going to do. I wonder if that is it worth it?

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7 months 5 days ago - 7 months 5 days ago #55245 by richard_lv
Jones,

No, two urologists will not do it the same way.

First of all they will have different tools. There are many different tools to use.

Some will use blue light to illuminate your bladder to see where the tumors are, some others will use white light.

Some will use a laser to remove tumor (pretty new and recent method), some will use a hot wire loop (standard method), and then some will use monopolar arm, some will use a bipolar arm, and it goes on.

Some will resect deeper into the muscle, some will resect less into the muscle, some will resect suspicious looking areas, some will not, some will remove tumor and 1cm around it, some will remove it and just 0.9cm around it, etc.

It all varies. Every doctor will do it differently.

There is no way to tell if a doctor is good at this or bad but they will do their best.

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7 months 5 days ago - 7 months 5 days ago #55244 by jones
I was wondering if most urologists actually just do transurethral bladder resections the same. I assume there are no two drastically different ways to perform hey TURBT.Do they all have very different techniques with different outcomes or are It's always done basically the same way with the same outcomes?

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