Prostate Resection - TURP surgery in Chester
At Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital in Chester, our team of expert men's health consultants have performed many successful prostate resections. Read more…
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Wrexham Road, Chester, CH4 7QP
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.