Transurethral Prostate Resection (TUR-P)

It is an endoscopic (closed) surgical method that is most commonly used in the surgical treatment of benign prostatic enlargement (BPH) and accepted as the gold standard technique in the treatment of prostates smaller than 80 grams.

In this method, after the patient is given general or spinal anaesthesia, the prostate tissue is cut piece by piece by entering the urinary tract with a special device called resectoscope. Various energy sources are used for this purpose. The energy source used can be either monopolar or bipolar. In the bipolar system, it can be safely applied to patients with pacemakers, as electrical current does not pass through the patient’s body. Today, the most preferred method in TUR surgeries is the bipolar TUR system.

While the prostate tissue is cut into strips, bleeding is stopped with the help of the device. The prostate tissues accumulated in the urinary bladder are then removed with the vacuum system. After the operation, a catheter is placed in the urinary tract and kept for an average of 2-3 days.

Since there is no incision in the body in this procedure, postoperative recovery is rapid. Many patients are able to stand up with liquid and food intake within 6 hours, and return to their normal life the day after the operation.

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