Prostate Cancer

What Is a #TURP | Treating Urinary Issues From an Enlarged Prostate #BPH | [Video]

What Is a #TURP | Treating Urinary Issues From an Enlarged Prostate #BPH | #MarkScholzMD #PCRI

The TURP (or, transurethral resection of the prostate) is a procedure that surgically removes prostate tissue to relieve the urethra and make it easier for someone to urinate whose BPH is causing lower urinary tract symptoms. The TURP has long been the gold standard for the treatment of symptomatic BPH, and it continues to be the most reliable option for relieving symptoms; however, TURPS also have risks, some long-term, that are not associated with less intense procedures and medication.

In this video, medical oncologist, Mark Scholz, MD, explains the pros and cons of TURPs, and other treatments for BPH.

0:08 What is a TURP? How does it treat urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate?

1:48 How severe is the side effect of retrograde ejaculation?

2:24 Is the formation of scar tissue a common side effect of a TURP?

3:25 Who performs TURPS and other procedures to treat BPH?

4:10 What is the percent change of success of relieving urinary symptoms with a TURP?

5:02 Can TURP interfere with other prostate cancer treatments?

6:04 How commonly does erectile dysfunction occur as a side effect of a TURP?

6:47 Are anti-biotics usually prescribed after a TURP?

7:20 Could a TURP potentially affect a prostate cancer diagnosis?

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