Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is an effective surgical procedure used to treat an enlarged prostate when other conservative treatments have failed.
The prostate gland sits between the bladder and the urethra. An enlarged prostate occurs when the prostate gland swells and disturbs the flow of urine in the urethra. The obvious symptoms include struggles in urinating and a sensation of inability to empty the bladder. TURP is mainly used when benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) does not respond to other forms of treatment or medication.