The prostate gland plays an important role in both sexual and urinary function. It’s common for the prostate gland to become enlarged as a man ages. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common disorder in the elderly male.
It is usually treated medically and with changes in life style.
If the medical treatment does not help to reduce patients, urinary symptoms, a urological operation is advised. This surgical is known as TURP (Transurethral resection of the prostate). TURP is generally done to relieve symptoms due to prostate enlargement and symptoms may include Problems with the urine stream, frequent urination at night, an urgent need to urinate and incidences of dribbling or leakage after urination.
A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure that removes portions of the prostate gland through the penis. It is performed by visualizing the prostate through the urethra and removing tissue by dissection.
TURP is the only treatment option when BPH is not controlled on medication. This is considered the most effective treatment for BPH. This procedure is carried out with spinal or general anesthesia with successful outcome in almost 80-90% of BPH patients.
Usually due to risk of bleeding, TURP is not recommended in heart patients. Please talk to the specialist to rule all the treatment option to treat your BPH.