TURP BPH Treatment in NYC
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate
Dr. Valenzuela, Director of Penile Prosthesis Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, also specializes in the transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) as part of his specialization in BPH treatment. TURP is a surgical procedure used to treat urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate. This surgery is incredibly effective at relieving symptoms for men that have not had success with medications prescribed to treat their moderate to severe urinary issues.
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Robert Valenzuela, MD is a board-certified urologist with extensive experience providing the full spectrum of sexual dysfunction treatment for men in Manhattan and surrounding areas of Queens, Brooklyn, and The Bronx. Schedule a consultation for the TRUP procedure for BPH treatment at his urology clinic in Midtown Manhattan, NYC.
Conditions TURP Can Treat
A transurethral resection of the prostate helps to relieve multiple problematic urinary symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) such as:
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Slow stream of urination
- Difficulty in beginning urination
- Stopping and starting of the urine stream during urination
- Increased frequency of urination at night
- Constant feeling of an unempty bladder
- Urinary tract infections
TURP is also commonly used to prevent or treat conditions that can cause a case of blocked urine flow like:
- Bladder stones
- Recurring urinary tract infections
- Inability to urinate
- Damage to the kidneys or bladder
- Blood in the urine
- Inability to control urine
What Occurs During the Procedure
During a transurethral resection of the prostate, a visual and surgical instrument called a rectoscope is inserted through the tip of the penis into the urethra. Here Dr. Valenzuela can obtain a clear visual of the prostate surrounding the urethra. The excess prostate tissue is then removed to reinstate a regular flow of urine through the urethra.
The recovery from a transurethral resection of the prostate typically requires a two day stay in the hospital. During this time the patient will experience swelling of the affected areas and will require a catheter to maintain proper urine flow until the swelling has decreased. Small amounts of blood in the urine along with slight pain upon urination are both common outcomes of a TURP surgery.
Risks Associated With TURP
As with any surgical procedure, there are several risks associated with a transurethral resection of the prostate. These potential risks include:
- Temporary difficulty urinating
- Heavy bleeding
- Low levels of sodium in the blood
- Urinary tract infection
- Dry orgasm (also known as retrograde ejaculation)
- Possible need for retreatment
Schedule Your TURP Consultation at Washington Heights Urology
It is incredibly important to carefully weigh all of these possible risks and benefits before committing to the TURP procedure. Contact Washington Heights Urology to speak with board-certified urologist Dr. Valenzuela about your questions and concerns regarding a transurethral resection of the prostate. To schedule your BPH consultation and treatment at our urology clinic in NYC, please call (212) 781-9696 or schedule an appointment through our secure online form.