Transurethral Resection Prostate/ TURP
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Transurethral Resection Prostate/ TURP

The prostate is a small gland, a part of the reproductive system of people assigned male at birth. It functions in semen production. The urethra is a tube carrying urine from the bladder and seminal fluid from the testes, through the prostate gland, to out of the body. There are three common prostate problems that men can have: Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate), enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), and prostate cancer. An enlarged prostate can obstruct the urethra and irritate the bladder, thereby causing urinary symptoms. This can be resolved surgically by a procedure called TURP (Transurethral Resection Prostate).

Arete Hospitals, urology and male reproductive departments are famed for staffing the best urologists and surgeons with expertise in performing TURP Surgery in Hyderabad.

Benefits of TURP Surgery

Transurethral Resection Prostate is the ultimate surgical treatment for an enlarged prostate that helps relieve challenging urinary symptoms of BPH. It is a standard, minimally invasive surgery for obstructive prostatic hypertrophy. Other benefits include:

  • Consistent results
  • Long-term relief of urinary problems with low revision rates
  • Quick healing with minimal discomfort following surgery
  • Eliminates the need for medications to be taken for the rest of the life
  • Improved urine flow, pressure, and bladder emptying.

For more details on enlarged prostate treatment in Hyderabad consult the experts at Arete Hospitals.

What is TURP?

TURP or Transurethral resection of the prostate, sometimes referred to as rebore, is a surgery designed to remove a portion of an enlarged prostate. It is most commonly recommended to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate resulting from a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia. It cannot help cure benign prostate disease.

TURP is a minimally invasive operation performed through the urethra rather than the abdominal incision. Most often, it is carried out for removal of non-cancerous blockage but it has even proven to be effective for treatment of prostate cancer. It is performed when other treatments fail to fix the enlarged prostate causing urinary symptoms.

Ideal Candidates For TURP

People who have moderate to severe symptoms of an enlarged prostate, including:

  1. Weak urine stream
  2. Incomplete bladder emptying (acute, recurrent, and chronic urinary retention)
  3. Difficulty in starting and stopping urination
  4. More intense need to urinate
  5. Urinary tract infection
  6. Bleeding when urinating
  7. Bladder stones
  8. Disrupted sleep due to the frequent urination at night
  9. Renal insufficiency because of prostatic obstruction
  10. Unusual high-level of nitrogen-containing compounds (azotemia).
  • People whose prostate anatomy, the unusual shape and size of the prostate, prohibits other treatment methods.
  • People who have failed medical treatment, are unwilling to take medication or have experienced side effects.
  • Those who want to restore their quality of life to pre-BPH levels.

Before TURP Surgery

The patients can expect the following:

  • TURP surgeons in Hyderabad will describe the procedure and patients can ask questions
  • A doctor will evaluate the patient's medical history and order pre-operative tests to ensure the patient’s good physical health
  • Patients are instructed to avoid eating or drinking anything for 6-8 hours before the surgery, usually after midnight
  • The patients must inform the doctor about their sensitivity or allergy to medications, latex, iodine, tape, contrast colours, or anaesthesia (if any). They must ensure that their healthcare provider knows all about the medications and supplements they are taking
  • Patients who have a history of bleeding issues or are using blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants), asp-irin, or any other medications that alter blood clotting, must discontinue their use before the surgery
  • Stop smoking and excessive alcohol consumption as soon as possible to boost recovery and overall health. 

For more details contact Best Doctors for Enlarged Prostate Treatment in Hyderabad at Arete Hospitals.

What does TURP Involve?

TURP is performed on patients given general or spinal anaesthesia. Once the patient is sedated, the surgeon uses a resectoscope to enter the patient’s prostate through the penis and urethra. A resectoscope is a thin metal tube equipped with a light, camera and cutting tool. This wire-looped endoscope uses a high-frequency electrical current to remove the enlarged prostate tissue back through the urethra. A camera on the resectoscope allows a doctor to observe a high-quality image of the prostate on a video monitor.

BPH Treatment Doctor in Hyderabad removes the enlarged prostate region using the wire loop in small pieces during the surgery. During the operation, only the middle portion of the prostate is removed to release blockage and improve urine flow.

Following the procedure, a catheter is inserted into the bladder to drain the urine. It is also used to flush the urethra and bladder with a sterile solution regularly to prevent blood clots. Patients will require the catheter for 1-3 days until the urethra heals and they can urinate normally.

Recovery After TURP Surgery

The length of the recovery period varies from one patient to another.

As TURP is a minimally invasive procedure, the patients can expect to resume normal daily activities almost immediately. However, to start performing strenuous physical activities or get back to laborious jobs, patients may need to wait for 2-3 weeks.

Depending upon the surgical side effects and complications the patients are experiencing post-surgery, the surgeon determines the length of the patient’s recovery.

Postoperative Care

  • Drink plenty of water daily to get clear urine and recover soon. Drinking more fluids can help clear urine off small prostate tissue particles and microscopic blood clots
  • Consume a well-balanced, fibre-rich diet to avoid constipation and promote regular bowel movements. This is important as straining to pass stools may result in bleeding from the surgical site
  • Take the prescribed stool softeners along with the prescribed medicines
  • Take the help of a pelvic floor physiotherapist for bladder retraining
  • Avoid vigorous physical activities and sexual intercourse for six weeks. Heavy weight lifting, bending, stretching, or straining should be avoided for up to four weeks after surgery. Walking or light exercise can be resumed shortly following the surgical procedure.

Immediately contact a Urologist in Hyderabad at Arete Hospitals if experiencing fever, chills, difficulty peeing, or a thicker urine flow.

Risks Associated with TURP

TURP, like any other surgery, might have some risks, side effects, and complications. These include:

  • Bladder damage
  • Bleeding
  • Blood in urine (usually for 2-4 weeks)
  • Variations in electrolytes
  • Infection of bladder
  • Erection problems
  • Painful urination or trouble passing urine
  • Nocturia- waking up at night to urinate (usually resolves within 3 months)
  • Temporary mild burning or stinging sensation on passing urine (usually lasts for several days or weeks)
  • Frequent urination or urine urgency (usually up to 6 weeks)
  • Retrograde (dry) ejaculation (a potential common side effect).

The Best TURP doctors in Hyderabad ensure that the benefits of TURP outweigh the above-mentioned risks.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the average hospital stay for TURP surgery?

Following TURP surgery, patients are expected to get discharged from the hospital after 3-4 days. Contact TURP Surgeons in Hyderabad at Arete Hospitals for more details.

2. Will I experience pain after TURP surgery?

For a few days following the surgery, you can expect to feel some pain and discomfort, have difficulty passing urine, and have a burning feeling while urinating. However, all of these side effects should go away after a few weeks. To help you ease pain and discomfort, the surgeon may prescribe you with painkillers. If your pain or discomfort worsens or persists for months, consult a doctor since this might indicate a problem.

3. Can the prostate grow back after TURP surgery?

Since the whole prostate gland is not removed during TURP surgery, the remaining prostate tissue can grow back after the surgery. This can cause symptoms to recur in some patients and call in for additional treatment. For more details contact the experts at Arete Hospitals, Best Nephrology Hospital in Hyderabad.

4. What is the success rate of TURP surgery?

TURP surgery has an 80–85% success rate. In general, it permanently alleviates the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

Arete Hospitals is a preferred choice for Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) surgery due to its renowned urology department, experienced medical staff, state-of-the-art facilities, and a track record of successful urological procedures.

Patients benefit from cutting-edge technology and a commitment to delivering high-quality, specialised care for prostate-related conditions. Contact the experts at Arete Hospitals for more details on TURP Surgery Cost in Hyderabad.

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