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Wolverhampton Hospital

Wood Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, WV6 8LE

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Why choose Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital for your bladder resection surgery?

At Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital our expert urologists specialise in bladder treatment and can provide you with rapid access to transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) surgery. Like all of our consultants in Wolverhampton, our leading urological surgeons have built a respected reputation in the local community for their first-class primary care standards and excellent practice of a range of urology procedures.

We understand what patients want from private healthcare and we consistently exceed expectations. We are able to provide you with first-class men's health treatment with no limit on your aftercare alongside a packaged price inclusive of all surgical and hospital costs.

What happens during transurethral resection of a bladder tumour?

  • TURBT is usually performed under general or spinal anaesthetic and usually takes about 30 minutes
  • Your consultant will pass a tiny telescope call a resectoscope into your bladder via your urethra (the tube that carries urine from your bladder)
  • They can then examine your bladder lining and locate any abnormal growth. Any areas identified will be scrapped and removed from your bladder
  • Any exposed or raw areas will be sealed using cauterisation (electric current). Sometimes samples of the growth are taken so they can be analysed in a lab
  • After removing the resectoscope your consultant will place a catheter (tube) in your bladder to help you pass urine easily and wash out your bladder with fluid
  • Additional treatment may be recommended depending on the lab analysis
  • Immediately following your procedure you will be taken to a recovery area. Once the effects of any anaesthetic have worn off you will be taken to a ward
  • You will not be able to leave hospital until the catheter is removed you can pass urine on your own. This may be 1-2 days. You may be prescribed antibiotics to help prevent infection.

Going home after TURBT in Wolverhampton

  • You will not be able to drive so please be sure and arrange for someone to take you home when you are discharged
  • To prevent blood clots follow the instructions from out healthcare team on medication or special compression stockings
  • You may experience a stinging sensation when you pass urine in the first few days. You may also see blood in your urine. This should clear in a few days
  • Drink plenty of water to help flush your bladder. Avoid any strenuous activity for about one week. Discuss any return to work with your consultant.

As with any surgical procedure there could be complications including:

  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Reaction to anaesthetic
  • Blood clots (deep vein thrombosis – DVT)

Specific complications of TURBT:

  • Damage to your bladder
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Narrowing of your urethra (urethral strictures)