Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
TURP - A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure that removes portions of the prostate gland through the penis. A TURP requires no external incision.
This procedure is mainly done for BPH patient with LUTS and may be done occasionally for patients with prostate cancer as well. The aim is to remove part of the prostate gland from inside creating a good channel to pass urine. The instrument called resectoscope is introduced through the penis and the prostate is resected using a current loop (TURP) or by a bipolar resection kit (TURIS).