A transrectal prostate biopsy involves sampling one or several small pieces of prostate tissue by going through the rectal wall (transrectal procedure).
Sampling is performed with the help of a special retractable needle. The doctor is guided by a transrectal ultrasound probe that makes it possible to visualize the sampling location.
A biopsy can be indicated when an anomaly has been detected by digital rectal exam, when PSA levels are high given a man’s age or when levels increase over time. This is the simplest way to sample prostate fragments without surgical intervention.
This is still the most common way to do a prostate biopsy in most hospitals or clinics.
Dr Marois does not do anymore transrectal prostate biopsy’s since the infectious complications rate is getting higher with the rise of resistance to antibiotics. He does an only transperineal prostate biopsy in all the clinic’s Marois.
Dr. Marois is a urologist who is not a member of the Régie de l’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ). As such, if you require his professional services, you will have to pay directly the Cliniques Marois for the services rendered.
To ensure the smooth running of the clinics aa well as a minimum of courtesy towards other patients and staff members, we ask you to notify us 48 hours in advance for cancelling an appointment, 5 working days for cancelling a minor surgery in the office and 21 working days for major surgery at the CMC. 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 and schedules change, so we ask patients to give us at least a 24-hour notice for any changes of appointment. We will be happy to reschedule another one for you. Failure to provide such notice within this timeframe will result in a $ 100 fee.
Thank you for your understanding.