Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) in Tampa, FL

A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure that Dr. Carrion and Dr. Parker are able to use 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.  Call to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified urologists today!

What Does a TURP Treat?

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
  • Increased frequency of urination at night
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Constant feeling of an unempty bladder
  • Difficulty in beginning urination
  • Stopping and starting of the urine stream during urination

TURP is also commonly used to prevent or treat conditions that can cause a case of blocked urine flow, including:

  • Bladder stones
  • Recurring urinary tract infections
  • Inability to urinate
  • Damage to the kidneys or bladder
  • Blood in the urine
  • Inability to control urine

What Happens During a TURP?

To begin 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.

TURP Recovery at Florida Sex Health

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.

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
  • Incontinence
  • Low levels of sodium in the blood
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Dry orgasm (also known as retrograde ejaculation)
  • Possible need for retreatment

Schedule a Consultation in Tampa Today!

It is incredibly important to carefully weigh all of these possible risks and benefits before committing to a TURP procedure. To speak with a urologist of Florida Sex Health about your questions and concerns regarding a transurethral resection of the prostate, please schedule an appointment by giving our Tampa men’s health clinic a call today at (813)821-8035.

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