Lower urinary tract symptoms are often cut in half by TURP surgery for our patients.

Summary: This graph measures the severity of lower urinary tract symptoms (such as the urge to urinate, starting and stopping, weak stream, and getting up at night to urinate) from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) before and after surgery on a scale from 0-35. A higher score means more severe symptoms and a lower score means better control and less intense symptoms. Most patients see their symptoms decrease or resolve after surgery. The vertical line represents the time of surgery.

The graph is a regression of the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), a tool used to screen for, rapidly diagnose, and track symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), from the time before surgery to 360 days after surgery. The line is a FIT score—essentially a moving average of all data points (n). For each graph we use SAS programming to generate curves using proc template statgraph.

For relevant procedures, we include ICD9 code 602.9 and CPT codes for: TURP (52601, 52612, 52614), TUMT (53850), TUNA (53852), laser coagulation (52647), laser vaporization (52648), TULIP (52450), and open simple prostatectomy (55801, 55821, 55831). Time period of survey data collected: January 1, 2014 – January 6, 2017.

These graphs include results from all patients who answered the patient-reported outcome questions across Partners HealthCare since 2014. Some patients did not complete these questions either because they were not available at the time or because they chose not to. We are presenting all the outcome information that we have without adjustment, and we believe that the patients who respond are similar to the overall population who had surgery. Keep in mind that these results may not reflect any particular patient’s treatment course and your personal medical history may influence your results.

Our patients, on average, experience a dramatic improvement in quality of life within 4-6 weeks of prostate surgery.

Summary: This graph measures quality of life in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) before and after surgery on a scale from 0-6 where 0 is delighted and 6 is terrible. Most patients see their scores improve after surgery. The vertical line represents the time of surgery.

The graph is a regression of the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) Quality of Life Due to Urinary Symptoms question from the time before surgery to 360 days after surgery. The line is a FIT score—essentially a moving average of all data points (n). For each graph we use SAS programming to generate curves using proc template statgraph.

For relevant procedures, we included ICD9 code 602.9 and CPT codes for: TURP (52601, 52612, 52614), TUMT (53850), TUNA (53852), laser coagulation (52647), laser vaporization (52648), TULIP (52450), and open simple prostatectomy (55801, 55821, 55831). Time period of survey data collected: January 1, 2014 – January 6, 2017.

These graphs include results from all patients who answered the patient-reported outcome questions across Partners HealthCare since 2014. Some patients did not complete these questions either because they were not available at the time or because they chose not to. We are presenting all the outcome information that we have without adjustment, and we believe that the patients who respond are similar to the overall population who had surgery. Keep in mind that these results may not reflect any particular patient’s treatment course and your personal medical history may influence your results.