Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP)
Urological procedures include transurethral resection of the prostate, sometimes referred to as a TURP, TURPs, or transurethral prostatic resection, or TUPR. BPH is a condition that is treated with it (BPH). The procedure involves seeing the prostate through the urethra and removing tissue with electrocautery or sharp dissection, as the name suggests
For many years, it served as the main treatment for BPH, although more recently, less invasive alternatives have been accessible. With either a spinal or general anaesthetic, this surgery is performed. After the surgery is finished, a triple lumen catheter is put into the urethra to irrigate and empty the bladder. For 80–90% of BPH patients, the outcome is regarded as excellent. The technique has a small chance of causing erectile dysfunction, a medium chance of bleeding, and a significant chance of causing retrograde ejaculation.
Medical care is typically used to treat BPH at first. Alpha antagonists, like tamsulosin, or 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, like finasteride and dutasteride, are used to do this. After a thorough inspection of the prostate or bladder using a cystoscope, a TURP may be considered if medicinal therapy does not lessen a patient's urine problems.