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Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TUR-P)


Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition among older men, characterized by the enlargement of the prostate gland. This can cause bothersome urinary symptoms and impact quality of life. Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a commonly used surgical procedure to treat BPH. In this article, we will explore TURP as an effective procedure to alleviate the symptoms of BPH.

What is TURP?

TURP is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves removing a portion of the prostate through the urethra using an endoscope. During the procedure, the surgeon inserts a small instrument called a resectoscope through the urethra and into the prostate. Through the resectoscope, small fragments of prostate tissue that obstruct the urethra and cause urinary symptoms are removed.


To understand if TURP is the most suitable treatment, it is advisable to schedule an appointment with Professor Christian Gozzi for a specialized consultation.


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