If a tumour in the bladder is diagnosed on imaging or at cystoscopy, a sample of the growth is required. If it is small, only a small biopsy is required followed by cauthery to stop it bleeding.
If it is larger however it will need to be resected. This is performed by inserting a telescope through the urethra and cutting the tumour into little pieces prior to removing it from the bladder and sending it for pathological evaluation. The results will allow A/Prof Patel to determine the next course of treatment required.
After the TURBT, it is common torequire a catheter for1-2 days After it is removed and you are sent home, there can be blood in the urine (for up to two weeks after the procedure), and some pain/burning on urination.