Transurethral Resection of the Prostrate (TURP) is done under general or spinal anaesthesia and lasts up to 1-2 hours. A resectoscope (thin, long scope) is inserted through the penis to treat the excessive tissues causing prostate enlargement.
- Open Prostatectomy- is done by making an incision near the navel to remove the excess tissues.
- Transurethral Electrovaprorization- excess tissues are resected by passing an electric current through the scope.
- Transurethral Needle Ablation- High-frequency sound waves are used to heat the needles that are passed through the prostrate. These sound waves heat the needles that aid in cutting the excessive tissues.
- Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy- a microwave scope is used to remove the tissues by passing heat through the scope.
- Laser Prostatectomy- is done by passing laser beams through the scope to melt or cut the excessive tissues.
Specialized healthcare provisions and experienced doctors, minimize the risks and complications associated with the procedure. However, a patient should be aware of all possible risks and complications, before undergoing the procedure:
- Adverse reaction to anaesthesia during the procedure.
- Post procedure infections.
- Blood loss during the surgery
- Occasional bleeding in urine for some time
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Difficulty in controlling the passing of urine.