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Has anyone had the holep procedure done at the mayo clinic in arizona ?

and was the physician Dr. humphreys ?

I have been suffering from BPH for 8 years , I just learned to live with it !!

But last year i came down with Acute Bacterial Prostatitis and 12 months

later it has morped into chronic prostatitis , LUTS , CPPS .

I have been trying to deal with it but new symtoms have come up and it is

time i do something and i think holep would be the best treatment for me .

I would like to know how much the holep procedure costs , total amount

and what the total cost of the hospital room is per night .

My insurance will only cover 50% if i go to a non network provider . also if anyone has any info on holep doctors in los angeles CA area . 

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  • Posted

    If you Google for the American Forum 'steadyhealth' you will find a lot of discussion on Holep compared to here. 
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      thanks for the info on the steadyhealth forum .


  • Posted

    Griff before you  do anything look up the procedure and its side effect before anything is cut out.  I had a urolift 5 weeks ago and I'm great no med and sleeping all night  Take care  Ken 
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      I looked into urolift but in my case my prostate is inflamed or infected

      plus bph , so just opening the urethra would still leave me with my same 

      symptoms burning and pain in the bladder and testicles and recently

      to add to my list of symptoms ejaculatory dysfunction , erectile


      my urologist talked about green light laser treatment.

      but when i looked into that procedure it removes only 30% to 50%

      of prostate tissue were as turp transurethral resection of the prostate

      removes 50% to 60% of the prostate tissue .

      finally holep holmium laser enucleation of the prostate removes

      85% to 90% of the prostate tissue.

      every one wants to leave surgery as a last resort .

      so for now i will try natural treatments .

      turmeric , oil of oregano , bee pollen , green tea , cranberry 

      milk thistle , Quercetin , lycopene , saw palmetto and pygeum

      selenium , zinc.

      Add practice watch waiting for now .

      european urology have some excellent articles on sexual dysfunction

      from luts with bph.


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      Griff.  At least you know what going on and you have the information to do whats best for you.  My prostate was the size of a lemon.  Sometime I would feel like I was pivoting back and forth.  Also I have a stricture just befor the sphincter muscles.  Before I had to force myself to go..  I would stand to pee and it would take me a while.  What my urologist told me was that when I would pee I had to go thru the prostate and then thru the stricture.  Now with the urolift done I only have to go thru the stricture and it much easier.  I'm happy that worked because I do now what to go thru stricture surgery that is another ordeal ............ Take care and good luck  Keb 
  • Posted

    Iam not 100% sure but I think "RonTexan" used Dr. Humphreys in Arizona.  You may want to send him a message.  I know someone on this site did use him because I remember reading about it. 
    • Posted

      thanks chuck

      I will try and send ron a message


  • Posted

    Hi All - probably too late but my dad had HoLEP 2 weeks ago self pay at UC and it was 48K.  He ran into complications with excessive bleeding, went back in for second general anesthesia and couldn't find the bleeder.  The bleeding stopped by itself.  My dad stayed for one night.  Now we have an outstanding balance of 38K for the emergency exploratory surgery.  My dad felt the recovery nurses were rough with his catheter after successful HoLEP - that they were flushing pretty forcefully with the syringe.  Before he was discharged, they asked if he wanted a tranfusion.  His hematocrit was half the amount he went in. They tell you complications are rare but it does happen.  Hope all went well for you.


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