Prostate Resection - TURP surgery in Hampshire
At Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital in Hampshire, we have a team of expert surgeons who have performed many successful prostate resections. Read more…
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Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 2DW
Why choose Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital for my prostate resection?
For over 30 years, we've been providing people in Hampshire with the highest standards of private healthcare. Our recently refurbished hospital offers modern facilities in a clean and safe environment. We offer a truly personal service at Nuffield Health in Hampshire. You'll see the same consultant throughout your prostate treatment. During your stay, you'll have your own private bedroom with en-suite and our Matron-led team of nurses will offer you full care and support.
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 our Wessex 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:
- Blood clots (deep vein thrombosis - DVT)
Specific complications of TURP:
- Fertility problems
- Retaining urine
- Prostate enlargement