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Overview:Laser TURP is done to relieve urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, which is basically a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Prostate laser surgery helps reduce urinary symptoms such as:
Laser TURP surgery may also be done to treat or prevent complications like:
During laser TURP surgery, a scope will be inserted through the tip of your penis into the urethra. A laser is then passed through the scope to remove the excess tissue that is preventing urine flow. Depending on the procedure, your doctor might also use instruments to remove cut pieces of prostate tissue from the bladder.
You might spot blood in your urine for a few days to weeks after the procedure
You might feel an urgent or frequent need to urinate
You will be asked to avoid strenuous activities for some time. You might need to wait up to two weeks
However, long-term complications are less likely with laser TURP treatment than conventional TURP surgery.
Your doctor might recommend you to avoid sexual intercourse for a week or two
You will be asked to avoid driving, riding bikes and heavy lifting for 3 to 8 weeksLearn Less
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