Prostate resection surgery (TURP) in Bournemouth
At Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, our experienced urological surgeons can provide you with rapid access to transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) surgery. Read more…
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Why choose Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital for your TURP surgery?
At Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital our expert urological surgeons regularly perform prostate resection surgery using more advanced and less invasive surgical technique. By performing prostate resection surgery laparoscopicly, our consultants aim to greatly reduce your time in hospital and your recovery back to full health.
Since our hospitals recent refurbishment, all of our in-patient rooms now feature spacious en-suite bathrooms, widescreen TV's, modern decor and unlimited wireless internet accessibility. We pride ourselves on the high level of clinical care we provide our patients, and all of our staff at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital work together to consistently deliver an efficient, safe and comfortable hospital environment.
What happens during TURP?
- TURP is usually performed under spinal anaesthetic and takes less than 1 hour
- Your surgeon will insert a resectoscope (a small operating telescope with a light) into your urethra (the tube that carries urine from you bladder to your penis) and remove enough prostate tissue to relieve the pressure on your urethra
- Water is then flushed into the area to clear any debris
- Your urethra will be swollen and sore after this procedure so a thin tube called a catheter will be inserted into your urethra to allow urine to drain from your bladder
- You may experience a burning sensation when you first pass urine. This should ease quickly.
After your prostate resection surgery at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital
- You should be able to go home after 3 - 4 days
- Most men begin to return to normal activities within a week
- Do not lift or move anything heavy for at least the first 4 weeks
- Avoid any strenuous activities such as housework or gardening until released to do so by your surgeon
- Take over the counter pain relief such as paracetamol if needed
- You may see some blood in your urine
- Drink plenty of fluids to help flush out your system
- You may also feel the need to urinate more often
- As your bladder and urethra heal this should ease
- Discuss any return to work with your consultant
- Most men make a good recovery, with a big improvement in their symptoms.
General complications of TURP may include:
- Blood clots (deep vein thrombosis - DVT).
Specific complications of TURP:
- Fertility problems
- Retaining urine
- Prostate enlargement.