If you've been scheduled for a Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP), you probably have some questions. Our guide offers the answers you're looking for, and helps you prepare for your operation.
The prostate is a gland that surrounds your urethra, where your urethra meets your bladder. This gland can get bigger and make it hard to urinate. It's natural for the prostate to get bigger as you get older. The condition is called Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). "Benign" means that it is not cancer. BPH results from an excess of tissue within the prostate, causing it to grow larger than usual and cause urinary complications.
A TURP is relatively non-invasive. In this operation, we cut away the extra prostate tissue. We use an instrument called a resectoscope, that goes in through your urethra into your prostate gland.
You may go home on the same day as your operation, or stay in the hospital for 1 night.
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