Ludhiana, January 25, 2013: A guest lecture was organised today in Dumra Auditorium of DMCH on “Contemporary Surgical Management of Benign Hypertrophy of Prostate” by Dr Jaspreet S Sandhu from Department of Urology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, USA.
According to Dr Sandhu, one of the most common urological issue affecting the ageing male is benign enlargement of prostate. About 80% of men will develop enlargement of prostate and one third will need surgical intervention. The patients having prostate enlargement will suffer from increased frequency of urination, nocturia, hesitancy, urgency, and weak urinary stream. These symptoms typically appear slowly and progress gradually over a period of years.
Dr Sandhu, further said, while medications help many men with an enlarged prostate- also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) -- they may not always be effective in relieving symptoms. A variety of less invasive treatment modalities have been introduced and well-established surgical treatments are being reassessed. Although progress has been made in the management of BPH, the substantial economic burden to the healthcare system caused by BPH emphasises the importance of cost-effective treatment. Open prostatectomy is the most efficient BPH treatment for relieving symptoms and improving uroflow, but it is also the most invasive and morbid. Surgery is often considered the best long-term solution for relief of BPH symptoms. Amongst the Surgeries Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) is currently the gold standard informed Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh.
Dr Sandhu will also discuss current trends in male incontinence surgery in the department of Urology later in the day.
Dr Jaspreet S Sandhu, MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine is at present at department of Urology Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre U.S.A. Since its founding in 1884 as New York Cancer Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has remained committed to patient care and innovative research.
Professor of Urology and President Urological Society of India (North-Zone)-Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh said that through this training session, we wish to prepare the next generation of surgeons and other healthcare professionals to update their knowledge regarding the current surgical management of prostate cancer.
Later in the day, Dr Jaspreet discussed the problems of incontinence (urine leak) in male patients with surgery and urology residents. Principal Dr Daljit Singh and Dean Acadmics Dr Rajoo Singh Chinna chaired the session. In his message, Secretary Sh Prem Gupta said that such academic activities should be encouraged to keep the doctors update about newer technologies.