Transurethral Prostatectomy for Prostatitis
This procedure involves removal of part of
prostate gland through the
A long, thin tube with a viewing
instrument (cystoscope) attached is inserted into the urethra. Prostate tissue
is removed through the cystoscope.
What To Expect After Surgery
You are usually hospitalized for 2 to 3
days. Complete recovery generally requires 3 to 4 weeks.
Why It Is Done
This surgery may be done for:
How Well It Works
Very few studies have been done to
see how well this surgery works for prostatitis. It is not usually recommended as a treatment
What To Think About
To eliminate category II (chronic
bacterial) prostatitis successfully, the surgery must completely remove the
portion of the prostate that contains the infection.
Complete the surgery information form (PDF)(What is a PDF document?) to help you prepare for this surgery.
Nickel JC (2007). Inflammatory conditions of the male genitourinary tract: Prostatitis and related conditions, orchitis, and epididymitis. In AJ Wein et al., eds., Campbell-Walsh Urology, 9th ed., vol. 1, pp. 304–329. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology|
|Last Revised||December 2, 2011|