Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate gland. The procedure involves removing portions of the prostate gland that are obstructing the flow of urine through the urethra.
During the surgery, the patient is placed under general anesthesia, and a small instrument called a resectoscope is inserted through the penis and into the urethra. The surgeon then removes small pieces of prostate tissue using an electrical wire loop attached to the resectoscope.Book an Appointment
TURP tends to be considered an effective treatment choice for men who have moderate to serious urinary problems that haven't gotten better with medicine. This surgery has a high success rate in relieving urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate gland. However, as with any surgical procedure, it carries some risks, such as bleeding, infection, and urinary incontinence. The overall procedure takes about 60 to 90 minutes to do.
TURP helps ease urinary symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) including frequent urination, low urination, bladder stones, urinary tract infections and much more.
Procedure of TURP
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat an enlarged prostate gland that is causing urinary symptoms. The patient is given either general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia to ensure they are comfortable during the procedure. The surgeon inserts a resectoscope, which is a small, tube-like instrument, through the penis and into the urethra. Using a wire loop attached to the resectoscope, the surgeon removes small portions of the prostate gland that are obstructing the flow of urine.
The removed tissue is then flushed out of the bladder. The surgeon monitors the patient's condition during the procedure and stops the bleeding using specialized tools. The procedure typically takes 1-2 hours. After the procedure, the patient will be closely monitored for any complications and will typically stay in the hospital for a few days. They will need to follow post-operative instructions carefully to ensure a smooth recovery.
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