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Transurethral Resection Of The Prostate (turp)

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure which is used to treat enlarged prostate. This enlarged prostate will cause urinary problems. In this procedure, the parts of prostate glands are removed through penis without making an incision.
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Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) in Bangalore

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What is TURP?

 TURP is the abbreviated form of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate. TURP is a medical procedure used for the treatment of the urinary problems due to an enlarged prostate gland. An instrument called Resectoscope is used in this procedure. It is consist of a lens and also surgical tools to operate. This is inserted into the bladder through the penis and then the prostate is operated.

What are the advantages of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate?

Following are the advantages of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate:

  1. It is used to treat recurrent urinary tract infections
  2. It helps in preventing kidney damage or bladder damage
  3. It helps in preventing bladder stones
  4. It is also used to treat blood in the urine

What are the indications of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate?

Following are the indications of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate:

  1. Increased frequency in urination
  2. Difficulty while urinating
  3. Prolonged urination
  4. Urinary tract infections
  5. Problems while starting to urinate
  6. Decreased urine flow
  7. Difficulty in stopping or starting the urination
  8. Urge to urinate 
  9. Inability to empty the bladder or feeling that the bladder is not empty 

What is the preparation for Transurethral Resection of the Prostate?

The following are the preparation steps:

  1. The patient may be asked about the present and past medical history and medications history.
  2. Inform your doctor if you are using any blood thinners or pain killers.
  3. The previous allergies or allergy to anesthesia should be discussed with the doctor.
  4. The doctor may prescribe some urine tests prior to this procedure. Be ready with the test results before the procedure.
  5. Before going to this procedure, empty the bladder.


What are the steps involved in Transurethral Resection of the Prostate?

The following are the steps involved in Transurethral Resection of the Prostate:

  1. General anesthesia is given to the patient before starting the procedure. Along with this, antibiotic medication is also given to prevent infections.
  2. The resectoscope is slowly inserted from the tip of the penis into the urethra and to the prostate gland.
  3. With the help of the resectoscope, the enlarged prostate gland is trimmed one small piece at a time.
  4. Small pieces of tissue are also cut and sent out with the help of the irrigating fluid.
  5. The surgical instruments are removed once the procedure is finished.


What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for Transurethral Resection of the Prostate?

The following are the post care steps to be followed after Transurethral Resection of the Prostate:

  1. The patient may be shifted to the recovery room after the procedure.
  2. The patient's blood pressure, pulse rate, breathing will be monitored continuously.
  3. A urinary catheter is placed to avoid the blockage of urine due to the swelling. It is left for 1-2 days until the swelling is reduced and the patient is able to urinate.
  4. It is normal to experience blood in the urine, pain while urinating for the next few days after the surgery. If these are intolerable, inform your doctor immediately.
  5. The patient may be advised to drink plenty of water, eat foods rich in fiber content.
  6.  The patient may be suggested to stop smoking and taking any medications without the doctor's consent.  
  7. The patient is asked to avoid having sex for the next 4-6 weeks after the surgery.
  8. Avoid driving until the catheter attached is removed and the prescription medicines for pain are stopped.


Who can perform Transurethral Resection of the Prostate [Right specialist type for TURP]?

TURP can be performed by a certified and skilled Urologist who is well experienced in prostate surgeries.


What is the cost of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate?

Cost of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate depends on factors such as:

  1. Doctor fee
  2. Age of the patient
  3. The medical condition of the patient
  4. Type of Hospital
  5. Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray,  scanning, etc.

The minimum amount to be paid in Bangalore starts from Rs.30,000.

An average price in Bangalore is approximately Rs.87,000.

The maximum charges in Bangalore rise up to Rs.1,10,000.


Is TURP major surgery or minor surgery?

TURP is a minimally invasive surgery which involves small incisions. This is considered minor surgery.


What is the eligibility criteria for Transurethral Resection of the Prostate?
The following are the eligibility criteria for Transurethral Resection of the Prostate:

  1. Patients who are suffering from very severe urinary problems
  2. Patients suffering from Benign Prostate Hyperplasia condition


What is the ineligibility criteria for Transurethral Resection of the Prostate?

The following are the ineligibility criteria for Transurethral Resection of the Prostate:

  1. Chronic smokers
  2. Patients with an active infection at the site of operation
  3. Patients using blood thinners


What are the risks and complications associated with TURP?

The following are the risks involved in TURP:

  1. Dry orgasm
  2. Erectile dysfunction
  3. Heavy bleeding
  4. Infections
  5. Difficulty to hold urine
  6. Decreased levels of sodium in the blood
  7. Retreatment


How long does it take to complete TURP?

TURP generally takes 60 to 90 minutes depending on the procedure.


What is the recovery time?

The recovery time for Transurethral Resection of the Prostate is usually 6 weeks - 8 weeks. 


What is the success rate of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate?
The success rate of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate depends on the

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The medical condition of the patient
  3. Type of surgery or procedure performed

However, the success rate of TURP is very high with 1% morbidity.


Is Transurethral Resection of the Prostate painful?

Every surgery comes with a certain level of pain and some discomfort. You won't be experiencing pain during this process because you will be under anesthesia. Medications will be given to control pain.


Is TURP permanent?

In this procedure, the excess prostate gland is removed surgically which is permanent. But in a few cases, the symptoms may occur again and there is a need for retreatment.


Is Transurethral Resection of the Prostate for BPH?

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition where the cells in the prostate gland multiply and results in the increase in the size of the prostate or cause enlargement of the prostate gland. This condition is also known as Benign Prostate Enlargement (BPE). Transurethral Resection of the Prostate is the most commonly recommended surgical procedure for BPH.


Can Transurethral Resection of the Prostate be detected in future?

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate cannot be detected in the future as it is a minimally invasive surgery which involves small incisions.


What are the alternatives for TURP?

The following are the alternatives for TURP:

  1. Transurethral microwave therapy
  2. Rezum water vapor therapy
  3. UroLift system
  4. Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA)

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