Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the prostate surgery procedure most commonly used to treat BPH and is technically a minimally invasive procedure. The surgeon uses a camera and a this hot wire to resect the prostate tissue that is blocking the urethra. This is done through the urethral channel in the penis. By removing the tissue blocking the channel the urine can exit from the bladder.
Risks and complications include:
- Fluid absorption
- Hyponatremia (low sodium)
- Very rarely erectile dysfunction