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At Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital, our experienced urological surgeons are experts in transurethral resection of the prostate surgery and can provide you with rapid access to treatment.

Why choose Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital for your prostate resection surgery?

If you are struggling to pass urine, experience difficulty emptying your bladder and frequently feel the urge to urinate, you may be suffering from an enlarged prostate and could benefit from transurethral prostate resection surgery, more commonly known as a "TURP".

At Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital, our experienced team of urological surgeons specialise in prostate resection surgery and can provide you with rapid access to a TURP, with a treatment plan personalised to you.

Our hospital in Cheltenham has built a strong reputation in Gloucestershire for exemplary primary care. Our reputation has combined with our excellent hospital facilities to attract a number of specialist consultants, who obtain a wealth of industry experience and expertise.

If you are unsure about the TURP procedure or are interested in another men's health treatment, feel free to attend one of our men's health open events which are regularly held at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital. At the event you will get the opportunity to speak with a urological surgeon, learn and ask any underlying questions you may have.

How to book a private consultation at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital

Booking a private consultation to see one of our men's health experts is easy. Simply call our dedicated hospital enquiry team on 01242 807645. Alternativey, please fill out a contact form above and one of our hospital enquiry team members will get back to you at a more convenient time.

What happens during TURP at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital?

  • 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 our Cheltenham 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 may include:

  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots (deep vein thrombosis - DVT)

Specific complications of TURP:

  • Impotence
  • Incontinence
  • Fertility problems
  • Retaining urine
  • Prostate enlargement.
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