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Is TURP an invasive procedure?

Is TURP an invasive procedure?

Mininally invasive surgeries performed under general anesthesia include: Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). This is the most common surgery to treat BPH. Your doctor removes portions of the prostate that are affecting your urine flow.

Which is more effective TURP or other minimally invasive procedures?

While TURP has been considered the most effective treatment for an enlarged prostate, a number of other, minimally invasive procedures are becoming more effective. These procedures generally cause fewer complications and have a quicker recovery period than TURP.

Is there an alternative to a TURP resection?

Your health care practitioner can help you determine the best option for you based on your age, health, and current symptoms. In cases of surgery, the most commonly performed procedure is a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).

What’s the difference between PAE and TURP surgery?

Unlike the unpleasant process of a TURP operation with the dreaded wire, PAE is minimally invasive. The microspheres used during a PAE procedure are painlessly threaded through the femoral or radial artery. Because of this, the PAE procedure has significantly fewer complications than TURP.

How does a TURP operation reduce the size of the prostate?

Using new technological breakthroughs, a surgeon or interventional radiologist uses microspheres to cut blood supply to the prostate, effectively reducing the size of the previously swollen prostate. Unlike the unpleasant process of a TURP operation with the dreaded wire, PAE is minimally invasive.

While TURP has been considered the most effective treatment for an enlarged prostate, a number of other, minimally invasive procedures are becoming more effective. These procedures generally cause fewer complications and have a quicker recovery period than TURP.

Your health care practitioner can help you determine the best option for you based on your age, health, and current symptoms. In cases of surgery, the most commonly performed procedure is a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).

Unlike the unpleasant process of a TURP operation with the dreaded wire, PAE is minimally invasive. The microspheres used during a PAE procedure are painlessly threaded through the femoral or radial artery. Because of this, the PAE procedure has significantly fewer complications than TURP.

What does TURP stand for in medical category?

A minimally invasive procedure called transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is the current standard-of-care. TURP allows for the destruction of prostate tissue through a wire loop inserted into the urethra (the penile opening).