What is TURP?

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What is TURP?

Over the past few weeks, we have taken a look at the history regarding the diagnosis and treatment of an enlarged prostate.

We started the series by covering the doctors and anatomists of the late 16th century who contributed to the identification of the prostate itself and the condition of an enlarged prostate.

We also took a look at some of the early attempts at treating the enlarged prostate, which involved a lot of trial and error- and there was a lot of error.

However, as we covered throughout the series, through continued research, medical advancements, and time, treatment methods for an enlarged prostate were greatly improved. This is all thanks to the many physicians that paved the way for successful prostate treatment through medical innovations in not only the methods of surgical procedures, but the tools used as well.

These tools, some of which are still used today, led to safer and more effective ways to treat an enlarged prostate.

All of this research and development, trial and error, invention, and innovation, led to a prostate procedure that became the gold standard for treating an enlarged prostate for many years. This procedure, which is still done today, is known as Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, also known by the acronym TURP.

Transurethral resection of the prostate was the main treatment method for benign prostate hyperplasia from the early 1900s, to the late 1990s.

In our next article, we will take a further look at the Transurethral Resection of the Prostate.

We will cover what it is, how it’s performed, and its effect on relieving the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

We will also look at the side effects and risks of this procedure, and compare it to that of the non-invasive and increasingly popular treatment for BPH called Prostate Artery Embolization.

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