Transurethral Resection of the Prostate in Panama
Transurethral resection of the prostate in Panama (TURP) is a type of prostate surgery done to relieve moderate to severe urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
During TURP, a combined visual and surgical instrument (resectoscope) is inserted through the tip of your penis and into the tube that carries urine from your bladder (urethra). The urethra is surrounded by the prostate. Using the resectoscope, Dr Ureña trims away excess prostate tissue that's blocking urine flow and increases the size of the channel that allows you to empty your bladder.
TURP is one of the most effective options for treating urinary symptoms caused by BPH. To determine whether TURP or another treatment is the right choice for you, your Dr Ureña will consider how severe your symptoms are, what other health problems you have, and the size and shape of your prostate.
Urinary symptoms caused by BPH can include:
• Frequent, urgent need to urinate
• Difficulty starting urination
• Slow (prolonged) urination
• Increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia)
• Stopping and starting again while urinating
• The feeling you can't completely empty your bladder
• Urinary tract infections
• The inability to urinate
TURP may also be done to treat or prevent complications due to blocked urine flow, such as:
• Recurring urinary tract infections
• Bladder or kidney damage
• Inability to control urination (incontinence)
• Bladder stones
• Recurring blood in your urine
Although a number of procedures are available to treat BPH, TURP is the most commonly performed procedure. TURP is associated with specific risks and complications that should be discussed with your physician.
Risks of Transurethral resection of the prostate in Panama
• Heavy bleeding.
• Low sodium in the blood.
• Temporary difficulty urinating.
• Urinary tract infection
• Difficulty holding urine.
• Dry orgasm
• Erectile dysfunction
Need for re-treatment. Some men require follow-up treatment after TURP, either because symptoms return over time or because they never adequately improve. This is less common with TURP than with less invasive office-based prostate treatments. In some cases, further treatment is needed because TURP causes narrowing (stricture) of the urethra or the bladder neck.