Benign Prostate Birmingham
Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP)
This is the most common operation carried out for benign prostate enlargement. Under general anaesthesia, either general or spinal, a telescope is passed into the bladder and using a small loop of wire through which electric current is passed small chips of prostate are removed and washed away with fluid. At the end of the operation there is a much bigger open channel through the prostate allowing a more free flow of the urine.
After surgery you will require a catheter which may need to stay in for a day or two to allow the bleeding to settle. Once the catheter is removed your flow rate is assessed, you go home within a maximum of 2 to 3 days’ time.