BPH or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is a common problem faced by older males. It is an enlargement of the prostate and is not cancerous. It is seen in 50% of the older male population in their sixties and 75% of the older males of the age of 80 or higher have some symptoms of BPH.
BPH can be confirmed by a number of tests like digital rectal examination, Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test, urine examination, transrectal ultrasound, cystoscopy, etc.
Prostate resection surgery is advised for men with advanced cases of BPH. If the prostate enlargement is manageable, it is treated by medicines. There are two types of surgery performed to remove the prostate.
- Open prostatectomy: If the prostate gland is too big to remove using endoscopic methods, open surgery is carried out. Open surgery is also done to repair the urinary bladder. You may take a longer time to recover from open prostatectomy.
- Minimally invasive prostatectomy: If the prostate is smaller or doesn’t have to be removed completely, prostatectomy is done in an endoscopic manner. There are 4 types of this type of prostatectomy – TURP, TUIP, TUNA, and TUMT.
In general, most doctors in India prefer TURP as it involves a smaller incision and the recovery time is quicker.
The total cost of treating BPH, approximately ranges between ₹ 150,000 to ₹ 250,000 depending on the type of surgery your doctor suggests and the tests you undergo for diagnosis.
A newer form of treatment for BPH called prostate laser surgery is also available in India. It costs between ₹ 200,000 to ₹ 400,000 depending on your doctor and hospital.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in older men. Prostate cancers usually grow slowly and are confined to the organ. However, there are some types of cancer that spread quickly and aggressively.
In India, major tier-1 cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad are the best places to get cancer treatment.
The cost of prostate cancer treatment in India can vary from patient to patient. It depends on the stage, grade, extent, and type of prostate cancer. As each case is different, each treatment routine is also unique. In general, cancer treatment involves a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. In each case, the amount of each intervention is different. Therefore the cost is different.
The cost of robotic surgery for prostate cancer costs around ₹ 300,000 to ₹ 400,000. The cost of radiotherapy may be around ₹ 250,000. Overall, the treatment of prostate cancer in India costs around ₹ 300,000 to ₹ 600,000.
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