TURP PROCEDURE IN DELHITransurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure that involves cutting away a section of the prostate. This is performed to treat enlarged prostate or BPH in chronic cases where either the conservative treatment fails or the symptoms are severe. TURP is a minimal invasive treatment in which no cut or incision is involved and patient recovery is faster in most cases.
SOME SYMPTOMS OF PROSTATE DISEASE ARE
- Difficulty in initiating urination
- Weak Urine Flow
- It requires a lot of effort to pass urine and bladder doesn’t feel empty
- Frequent need or a sudden urge to urinate
- Waking up at night to urinate (nocturia)
TURP PROCEDURE IN DELHIFirst of all, General or Spinal anesthesia is given to the patient to make the procedure comfortable and painless for the patient. A probe named as resectoscope is inserted via the urethral opening without making any cuts or incisions. Then this resectoscope reaches the prostate gland under the camera guidance. After reaching there, a controlled electric current is generated in the wire attached with the probe, which is then used to cut the excess prostate tissue. After that a catheter is inserted in the bladder so that the tissue pieces can be flushed away. The catheter is left in place till the patient gets discharged from the hospital.
PRECAUTIONS AFTER TURP PROCEDURE
- Don’t lift any heavy weight for about two weeks post surgery.
- Stay away from any kind of strenuous work or exercise for a few weeks.
- Avoidance of driving and sexual activity is also advised for 3 weeks.
- Passage of urine will become normal within a few days, you can have some blood in urine for a few days.
- You may feel a little tired or fatigued for a few days post TURP.
- You should contact the clinic if you think more blood is coming out with urine or you develop any fever or chills. Whenever you are concerned, it is best to call us.