Prostate Surgery (TURP)

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What is TURP?

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a urological procedure aimed at treating an enlarged prostate, a condition medically known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). An enlarged prostate can lead to a range of urinary problems, including frequent urination, difficulty in starting urination, and the inability to empty the bladder completely.

Why Do You Need TURP?

The need for TURP arises when medications or other non-surgical interventions fail to provide sufficient relief from symptoms associated with BPH. BPH can severely impact the quality of life by causing sleep disruptions due to frequent urination at night, urinary tract infections, and in severe cases, kidney damage. TURP is often recommended when you have moderate to severe symptoms that are affecting your quality of life, and other treatments haven't been effective.

How is TURP Performed?

In this procedure, a surgeon inserts a resectoscope through the urethra to the prostate area. The resectoscope has a light, camera, and a loop of wire that is heated electrically. The surgeon uses this loop to cut away sections of the enlarged prostate that are blocking the flow of urine. The procedure is generally performed under spinal or general anesthesia.

Procedure Duration:

Duration of the Procedure

The actual TURP procedure typically takes 60 to 90 minutes. The duration may vary depending on the size of the prostate and any complications that may arise during the surgery.

Post-Procedure Hospital Stay

After the surgery, you may need to stay in the hospital for 1 to 3 days. A catheter is usually inserted to help drain urine from the bladder. The catheter is often left in place for several days to allow the urethra to heal.

Recovery Time

The recovery time for a TURP procedure is relatively short. Patients can usually return to normal activities within two to six weeks post-surgery. However, strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be avoided for up to six weeks. It is also advisable to arrange for a follow-up consultation with your doctor to monitor the healing process and evaluate the success of the procedure.


  • Cost Savings: Medical tourism can offer significant cost advantages, with prices for TURP often being substantially lower abroad compared to the United States.
  • Expertise: Many countries have specialized urological centers with experienced surgeons who perform TURP procedures regularly.
  • Advanced Technology: Some overseas hospitals boast state-of-the-art medical technology and facilities that are on par or even superior to what is available in the United States.

Potential Destinations:

  • India: Known for high-quality healthcare at affordable prices.
  • Thailand: Offers advanced medical technology and highly skilled doctors.
  • Turkey: Renowned for modern hospitals and cost-effective healthcare services.

Risks & Considerations:

  • Travel Time: Long travel can be a burden, especially post-surgery.
  • Communication Barriers: Language may be a barrier in some countries, although many hospitals have English-speaking staff.
  • Legal Recourse: Consider the legal implications in case something goes wrong during the procedure.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital:

  • Accreditation: Look for hospitals that are internationally accredited.
  • Reviews and Testimonials: Check the experiences of other patients who have undergone TURP at the hospital you are considering.
  • Doctor’s Qualifications: Ensure that the doctor is board-certified in urology and has substantial experience with TURP procedures.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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