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At Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital, our experienced urological surgeons specialise in transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) surgery. Find out if this procedure is right for you?

Why choose Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital for your prostate resection surgery (TURP)?

At Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital, our highly regarded and experienced urology consultants offer rapid access to prostate resections surgery (TURP). All of our urological surgeons practice to the highest standards of clinical excellence and operate using state of the art equipment which reduces the invasive nature of surgery and ultimately your time spent in hospital.

Our recent £8m refurbishment has revamped our hospital's facilities and remodelled our private in-patient rooms to include spacious en-suite bathrooms, widescreen TV's and wireless internet accessibility. As a patient at Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital, you will benefit from the support of our matron-led nursing team who pride themselves on delivering attentive care whilst creating a pleasant and relaxed 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 Guildford 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:

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

Specific complications of TURP:

  • Impotence
  • Incontinence
  • Fertility problems
  • Retaining urine
  • Prostate enlargement.
Find out more about Prostate resection (TURP)
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Stirling Road, Guildford, GU2 7RF

01483 555 800

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