What Happens After Prostate Removal?

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Definition

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is surgery to remove all or part of the prostate gland, to treat an enlarged prostate.

See also:

  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Prostate resection - minimally invasive
  • Simple prostatectomy

Alternative Names

TURP; Prostate resection - transurethral


Description

You will be given general anesthesia (asleep, pain-free) or spinal anesthesia (awake, sedated, pain-free). The procedure takes about 1 hour.

The surgeon will insert a tube-like tool called a...

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