Prostate surgery is commonly performed for two reasons: prostate cancer and benign prostatic hypertrophy BPH. Treatment may be life-saving, or it may be done to relieve problems urinating that did not respond to medication. Deciding on a prostate procedure can be difficult as there are multiple types available for the treatment of prostate issues. Each surgery has unique benefits and risks. Some of the less invasive procedures have a quicker recovery time, but they are not appropriate for the treatment of cancer. The more invasive procedures can cause long-term complications, but those issues must be weighed against the risk of leaving prostate cancer untreated. Your choice of surgeon may be the most important decision you make, even more so than the type of procedure.
Enlarged prostate surgery unfortunately has real risks and side effects that are often downplayed or minimized by urologists making you the guinea pig with very possible impotence and incontinence as a result. Furthermore, you will often have to repeat the operation later on as your prostate continues to grow because the real causes of this prostate disease have not been addressed by radical surgeries. The surgery consists of passing a flexible instrument up your penis and into the prostate gland to shave off pieces of the prostate. The bloody pieces are removed allowing more space for the urethra tube to pass urine from your bladder. The operation is done under anesthesia
The prostate gland is found only in males. It sits below the bladder and wraps around the urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine out of the body. The prostate helps produce semen. A transurethral resection of the prostate TURP is surgery to remove parts of the prostate gland through the penis.
Urethral stricture refers to narrowing of the urethra that obstructs the flow of urine. Treatment is usually an endoscopic cut or surgical with urethroplasty. Once an indwelling foley catheter is in place, the risk of bacteriuria is approximately 5 percent per day. With long-term catheterization, bacteriuria is inevitable.