Transurethral Resection of Prostate

A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgery that removes excessive growth of the prostate gland which is result from Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

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Hospitalization

Yes

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Length of stay

1 to 3 Days

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Anesthesia

General or Spinal Anesthesia

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Length of procedure

1 to 2 Hours

What is a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)?

Prostate gland is located between the bladder and the penis and in front of the rectum. The urethra is the tube that letting urine flow out of the body. Sometimes the inner part of the prostate gland obstructs the urethra and leads to urinary symptoms. Urinary symptoms include Problems with starting urination, reduced flow, frequent urination, urgency and possible urgency incontinence, passing drops of urine involuntarily after thinking it’s finished and blood in urine. This surgery is usually performed in men with moderate to severe urinary problems that have not responded to medications with a minimally invasive procedure with no incisions. It helps them with all the urinating problems.

• Men with enlarged prostate with urinating problem which have not responded to medications

The surgeon takes a full medical history. The surgeon takes a medical history and asks for blood tests and ECG to check your general health. Patients should avoid certain medicines include Aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplement prior to the surgery. Adults should stop smoking a few weeks before and after the surgery and they should not eat or drink anything for 6 hours before the operation.

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Discomfort
Mild to moderate (usually controlled with prescriptions)
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Duration of results
Generally long-lasting
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Potential risks
Urinary tract infections, Bleeding, Swelling, Minor bladder spasm
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Scars
Probable scars

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