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Transurethral Prostatectomy for Prostatitis

This procedure involves removal of part of the prostate gland through the urethra camera.gif.

A long, thin tube with a viewing instrument (cystoscope) attached is inserted into the urethra. Prostate tissue is removed through the cystoscope.

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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 for prostatitis.1

Risks

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.

Citations

  1. 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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology
Last Revised December 2, 2011

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: December 02, 2011
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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