Turp Transurethral Resection of Prostate

In TURP, the surgeon inserts a thin telescopic tube up the urethra and cuts away pieces of the prostate with a wire loop. This is done under direct vision through a cystoscope and video system. By coring out the central enlarged and obstructing portion, a wide channel is obtained which will improve the urine flow and reduce symptoms dramatically.

This procedure is painless under general or regional anesthesia. After the surgery, a rubbery catheter is placed within the bladder for a day or two. Saline solution is used to irrigate the bladder to wash away any blood stain and blood clots. The rubber catheter is removed on the third day and the patient is ready for discharge when he can pass urine comfortably.