Diagnosed with BPH? Considering BPH Surgery?
Enlarged prostate surgery is becoming less invasive and more effective than previous forms of surgical treatment (TUMT-microwave, TUNA, Indigo). Common surgeries for BPH include:
- Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) - TURP is the most common BPH surgery, which uses a scope to scrape obstructing prostate tissue out of the way. This procedure has been associated with excessive bleeding and the risk of erectile dysfunction.
- Greenlight Laser Prostatectomy (PVP) - An outpatient procedure, the Greenlight Laser Prostatectomy (PVP), uses a laser to remove obstructing tissue with little to no blood loss. PVP is not known to impact a patient’s sexual function. Florida Urology's specialists are all experienced providers of PVP.
BPH Surgery Recovery Time
Traditional Enlarged Prostate Surgery Recovery Time:
The recovery time for traditional BPH surgeries such as TURP is typically a little longer than other types of BPH procedures.
- You will spend 1 to 3 days in the hospital after the surgery
- You will spend 3 to 6 weeks resting with no strenuous activity
- You may feel tired for up to 2 weeks after surgery
Prostate Laser Surgery Recovery Time:
The recovery time for laser BPH surgery such as Greenlight Laser Prostatectomy is much shorter than the recovery time for traditional BPH procedures.
- Because it is an outpatient procedure you will most likely spend no nights in the hospital
- Normal activities can begin a few days after surgery
- Strenuous activities can begin 2 weeks after surgery
BPH Surgery Side Effects
Traditional Enlarged Prostate Surgery Side Effects:
When it comes to traditional BPH surgery, you will typically see more side effects than laser BPH surgery. Some side effects may include:
- You may see some blood in the urine for up to 2 weeks after surgery.
- You will have a higher risk of ED compared to other types of BPH surgery
- A low chance for urethral stricture
- A low chance for urinary incontinence
Prostate Laser Surgery Side Effects:
Patients who undergo laser BPH surgery typically have fewer side effects than those who have traditional surgery. Some side effects may include:
- A slight burning feeling while urinating may be felt for up to a week
- Trouble urinating for up to a week
- A very little chance for urethral strictures
- A very little chance for urinary incontinence
Is There An Alternative To Traditional And Laser BPH Surgery?
The UroLift® System:
We specialize in an in-office BPH procedure called UroLift®. UroLift® is a treatment that will release the pressure on your urethra by lifting your enlarged prostate. This ten minute procedure will get you back to normal in no time. UroLift® has a short recovery period and very few side effects.
Do You Have BPH and think you might need BPH Surgery? Schedule a consultation with our team at Florida Urology, including Dr. Bert M. Morrow, Dr. Greg Parr, Dr. Dane Hermansen, Dr. Christian Guido, and Dr. Frank Melograna, to discuss the best choice for your treatment.
If you’re tired of experiencing the need to urinate constantly, weak urination streams, or loss of control, your bladder may be telling you that something is wrong. And it's time to get help!
Rely on Drs. Morrow, Parr, Hermansen and Guido to provide you with the best options for treatment, based on several factors, including your lifestyle, medical history, and personal medical preferences.
BPH Surgery may be right for you. Call to schedule a consultation today and get started on the road to relief.Tell Me More About BPH Surgery