Get to know the TURP method, a solution for treating enlarged prostate

Prostate enlargement is a natural process, but it often becomes a problem for adult men, especially older men. Almost 80% of men over 60 years old experience prostate problems, and to treat them sometimes surgery is required.

So far, the paradigm of prostate surgery for some people has become something that is frightening and they try to avoid it. The risk of prostate enlargement is very dangerous, both benign and malignant. Plus the resulting symptoms can reduce the quality of life. With the development of very sophisticated medical and medical technology. Prostate enlargement surgery can be performed minimally invasively without incisions with lower risks and pain and shorter treatment time.

Benign enlargement of the prostate gland or clear prostatic hyperplasia is an enlarged prostate gland and causes obstruction of the urinary tract. Almost all elderly men will experience symptoms of urinary problems due to an enlarged prostate gland, but there are unknown factors when we experience these symptoms. Symptoms of disorders caused by prostate enlargement begin to be felt around the age of 60-70 years.

Symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

Symptoms of an enlarged prostate include frequently feeling the need to urinate, especially at night and being unable to hold back the urge to urinate. Other symptoms are dripping after urinating, feeling like you have not urinated completely, a weak and intermittent stream of urine and taking longer to urinate.

What is Transurethral Resection of Prostate?

Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure that removes the inside of the prostate gland to reduce symptoms of urinary disorders due to an enlarged prostate. In the TURP operation, it is carried out using binoculars and a resectoscape which is inserted through the urethra, then the inside of the prostate is scraped or scraped using binoculars and a resectoscope. This procedure takes around 30 – 60 minutes and requires spinal anesthesia, but is free of incisions. Currently, the tools used to cut prostate tissue use laser light, thereby reducing the side effects of bleeding that may occur.

TURP side effects

Side effects that are usually felt after TURP surgery include slight pain when urinating, periodic bleeding and discomfort. Usually this effect will last for 1 week. Long-term effects that may occur are narrowing of the urinary tract, retrograde ejaculation (no semen coming out).

Article written by dr. Johan R. Wibowo, Sp.U (Urological Surgery Specialist at EMC Pulomas Hospital).