Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) in Sugar Land, TX
A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure used to treat urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate. This surgery is incredibly effective at relieving symptoms for men that have not had success with medications prescribed to treat their moderate to severe urinary issues.
Dr. Carl Ogletree has over 15 years of experience treating patients who are suffering from enlarged prostate in Sugar Land, TX. He will take the time to properly diagnose your symptoms in order to provide the best treatment option for you. If you suspect that you are suffering from symptoms of an enlarged prostate, contact our urology office in Sugar Land at (281) 565-3569 and schedule an appointment today!
What Symptoms Are Treated by TURP?
A transurethral resection of the prostate helps to relieve multiple problematic urinary symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) such as:
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Slow stream of urination
- Difficulty in beginning urination
- Stopping and starting of the urine stream during urination
- Increased frequency of urination at night
- Constant feeling of an unempty bladder
- Urinary tract infections
TURP is also commonly used to prevent or treat conditions that can cause a case of blocked urine flow like:
- Bladder stones
- Recurring urinary tract infections
- Inability to urinate
- Damage to the kidneys or bladder
- Blood in the urine
- Inability to control urine
What to Expect During Your TURP
During a transurethral resection of the prostate, a visual and surgical instrument called a rectoscope is inserted through the tip of the penis into the urethra. Here the physician can obtain a clear visual of the prostate surrounding the urethra. The excess prostate tissue is then removed to reinstate a regular flow of urine through the urethra.
What Is The Recovery Time After A TURP Procedure?
The recovery from a transurethral resection of the prostate typically requires a two day stay in the hospital. During this time the patient will experience swelling of the affected areas and will require a catheter to maintain proper urine flow until the swelling has decreased. Small amounts of blood in the urine along with slight pain upon urination are both common outcomes of a TURP surgery.
What Are The Risks Associated With TURP?
As with any surgical procedure, there are several risks associated with a transurethral resection of the prostate. These potential risks include:
- Temporary difficulty urinating
- Heavy bleeding
- Low levels of sodium in the blood
- Urinary tract infection
- Dry orgasm (also known as retrograde ejaculation)
- Possible need for retreatment
Schedule a TURP Consultation in Sugar Land, TX
It is incredibly important to carefully weigh all of these possible risks and benefits before committing to a TURP procedure. To speak with Sugar Land, TX urologist Dr. Ogletree about your questions and concerns regarding a transurethral resection of the prostate, please schedule an appointment online or give our office a call today at (281) 565-3569.