What is TURP for BPH?

TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) is the definitive surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is used to treat the urinary problems that arise from an enlarged prostate. This procedure is considered an option for men with moderate to severe urinary problems that are not responding to medication.

What symptoms can it improve?

Symptoms that can be improved with a TURP procedure include:

What can I expect during the procedure?

Your doctor will insert a resectoscope (a combined surgical and visual instrument) into the tip of the penis and the urethra to assist in the trimming of excess prostate tissue. Excess, obstructing prostate tissue is removed from inside the urethra, allowing for a stronger urine flow and improvement in both obstructive and overactive urinary symptoms.* It is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately 1 hour.

TURP surgery in Torrance, California

If you take blood-thinning medication, you may not be a candidate for TURP surgery. To discuss this procedure with a knowledgeable urologist, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shelby Morrisroe. Dr. Morrisroe helps men and women in the Torrance area who are experiencing urinary issues. To schedule your free consultation, use our website or give us a call at (310) 542-0199.


*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

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