Then, a device known as electrocautery is inserted through the urethra. This device destroys extra tissues formed in the gland using electricity. The use of this device prevents the risk of cutting through soft tissues that may cause severe bleeding and may prove fatal.
After the surgical process is complete, a triple lumen catheter is inserted through the urethra. This tube washes and drains out the bladder completely. This method of surgical treatment is quite effective and has been successful in treating 90% of patients suffering from prolonged BPH.
Prior to surgery, patients are not allowed to take any blood thinner medicines like; naproxen and aspirin etc. They also need to undergo complete physical exam several weeks before the operation. Patients need to control their sugar and blood pressure levels.
Cost of TURP surgery in India ranges between INR 1,50,000 to INR 2,50,000.
Post operation, patients will need to stay back in the hospital, for 2-3 days, until the catheter is removed. Slowly, they can go back to their normal diet and start walking as much as possible; under the guidance of their healthcare team. They are also taught some form of breathing exercises that need to be continued for several months after surgery. Some techniques of coughing are also taught that need to be performed after every 3 to 4 hours.