Transrectal Prostate Ultrasound

Description of procedure

No special preparation is needed before prostate ultrasound. The man is covered with a sheet during the intervention. He usually is lying on his left side, with his knees folded up to his thorax. We put a protective cover and lubricant on the ultrasound probe before inserting it into the rectum. The man may feel some pressure or have a feeling of fullness in the rectum when the transducer is in place. The transducer emits high frequency sound waves to the prostate. A computer analyses the echoes generated by the sound waves and produces images of the prostate on the screen. The image reveals the size of the prostate and any abnormalities.

Where is the exam performed?

The exam is generally performed in the doctor’s office, in the clinic or as an external consult in hospital.

How long is the ultrasound?

The exam lasts between 15 and 30 minutes.

What are the treatments related to a Transrectal Prostate Ultrasound?

  • Prostate surgery

Possible treatment at Cliniques Marois

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    Dr. Marois is a urologist who is not a member of the Régie d’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ). As such, the clinic can not claim the RAMQ for the payment of his services. If you consult Dr Marois, you must pay for the services rendered.

    Cancellation of appointment:

    To ensure the smooth running of the clinic and a minimum of courtesy towards other patients and our staff, we ask you to notify us 48 hours in advance for the cancellation of a consultation, 5 working days in advance for a surgery at the office and 21 working days in advance for a major surgery. If these deadlines are not respected, a cancellation fee of 50% of the service will be charged.

    Change of appointment:

    We understand that events occur, so we ask you to provide us with at least a 24-hour notice for any change in their appointment; we will be happy to accommodate you, the best we can. However, if you fail to inform us within this timeframe or do not show up, we will charge a $ 100 fee.

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