At Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital in Chester, our team of expert men's health consultants have performed many successful prostate resections.
Why choose Nuffield Health Chester Hospital for my prostate resection?
For over 40 years, The Grosvenor has been a leading private hospital in Cheshire. Our modern hospital offers advanced medical facilities in a clean and safe environment.
Our passionate team of nurses and expert consultants offer a truly personal service. You will always see the same specialist consultant throughout your prostate treatment.
During your stay with us, you'll have your own private bedroom with en-suite and our Matron-led team of nurses will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable.
What happens during a prostate resection (TURP)?
- TURP is usually performed under spinal anaesthetic and takes less than 1 hour
- Your surgeon in Chester will insert a resectoscope 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, however this should ease quickly.
After your prostate surgery at our Chester 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.
Specific complications of TURP can include:
- Fertility problems
- Retaining urine
- Prostate enlargement.
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