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Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP)

  • What is a Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP)?

    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 TURP, the surgeon inserts a resectoscope (a visual and surgical instrument) into the urethra to scrape away the excess prostate tissue one piece at a time. Removal of the excess prostatic tissue allows normal urine flow from the bladder to be restored. The procedure is usually done under general or spinal anaesthesia.

  • TURP is an effective surgical procedure that reduces the urinary symptoms associated with BPH. Your doctor may recommend a TURP if your urinary symptoms are moderate to severe, and if your symptoms could not be reduced using available medications. It can be used to treat the complications that result from being unable to completely empty your bladder. These complications include frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney failure due to loss of normal kidney function, bladder stones, urinary incontinence (inability to control urination), and recurring blood in the urine.

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