Private TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate) Surgery

Private TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate) Surgery

BPH, otherwise known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, is a common condition in men as they age.  It affects about 50% of men between the ages of 51-60 and by the age of 85, about 90% will have signs of it.  If your BPH is mild, you might not require any kind of treatment.  If you have a moderate to severe form of it and medication is not working, a TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate) surgery is one option.  It is the most effective treatment.

What is a TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate)

TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate) is the surgical removal of tissue from the prostate gland when the tissue from the prostate gland is blocking your urethra.  The surgery is done with an instrument called a resectoscope.  It is inserted through the tip of the penis and through the tube that carries urine from the bladder, called the urethra.  The scope gives the surgeon a visual to know where tissue needs to be trimmed away.  The procedure is relatively easy as there are no cuts or incisions required.  A catheter will stay in place for 1 to 3 days to drain your urine as the prostate heals.

Common Reasons for a TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate)

  • Frequent urination
  • Frequent UTI (urinary tract infection)
  • Blood in the urine
  • Straining to urinate or stream/flow issues
  • Bladder stone
  • Erection problems and retrograde ejaculation
  • Urethral strictures
  • Urinary incontinence or retention
  • Slow or prolonged urination
  • More trips to the bathroom at night 

Cons of a TURP (although not very common)

  • Urinary symptoms do not change
  • ED (erectile dysfunction/impotence)
  • Urethral strictures
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Infertility

TURP can have a long wait list in Canada.  If you are experiencing delays in getting your surgery, contact Health Vantis to have a private TURP.  We can be reached at 877-344-3544 or

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