Trans Urethral Resection of Prostrate (TURP) is a surgical procedure commonly used to relieve the symptoms associated with enlarged prostate. Prostate gland is an important part of the male reproductive system, which produces fluid that forms an essential part of semen.
Prostate enlargement may put an extensive pressure on the urethra, leading to its constriction. Thus, the flow of urine through the urethra is blocked, and the patient starts to experience specific prostate enlargement symptoms such as unsteady flow of urine and feeling that the bladder has not emptied.
TURP procedure is a popular prostate enlargement treatment option. During the TURP surgery, a resectoscope is inserted through the penis of the patient to reach the part of urethra around the prostate gland. The excess prostate tissue blocking the flow of urine is then cut off through surgeon’s guidance.