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Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP)

  • What is Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP)?

    Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure used to treat moderate to severe symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as the enlargement of the prostate. During transurethral resection of prostate, the surgeon inserts a resectoscope (a visual surgical instrument) into the urethra to scrape the excess prostate tissue one piece at a time. Removal of the obstructive prostatic tissue using transurethral resection of prostate restores normal urine flow from the bladder. Transurethral resection of prostate is usually done under general or spinal anaesthesic.

  • Transurethral resection of prostate is an effective surgical procedure that relieves the urinary symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Your doctor can recommend transurethral resection of prostate if your urinary symptoms are moderate to severe and if your symptoms cannot be relieved with medications. Transurethral resection of prostate can be used to treat complications that arise when you are unable to completely empty your bladder. These complications include frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney failure resulting from loss of normal kidney function, bladder stones, incontinence (urine leakage) and blood in the urine.

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