Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is done when the prostate is significantly enlarged. A resectoscope is used to gently carve away prostate tissue and reduce the obstruction caused by the prostate. A catheter will be placed in the bladder during the procedure and will drain the urine for 5-6 days post-operatively. This is removed at home. You will stay overnight one night in the hospital for continuous bladder irrigation and be discharge home the morning after the procedure.