Transutheral Resection of Prostate (TURP)

A TURP is an operation in which an instrument (resect scope) is inserted up the urethra (water pipe) and used to remove a part of the prostate that is blocking the flow of urine. You will be given either a general or a spinal anaesthetic for the procedure.

The operation takes about 45 minutes and you will be in hospital for about three to four days.