TURP for Treatment of Urinary Retention from Prostate Cancer.

by Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger


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TURP (transurethral resection of prostate) has been shown to be an effective treatment option for men with advanced prostate cancer who experience urinary problems such as difficulty with urination or urinary retention.  Many men with prostate cancer who require a catheter to empty their bladder can be helped with TURP procedure or Greenlight laser procedure.

pissing_boy_shutterstock_121304455For men with prostate cancer who experience urinary symptoms and are candidates for radical prostatectomy, radical prostatectomy which can be performed robotically which usually helps with urinary symptoms.

Advanced and Metastatic Prostate Cancer and Urinary Retention

Men with more advanced prostate cancer and metastatic prostate cancer are usually not candidates for radical prostatectomy.  For these men, TURP procedure can provide effective relief of urinary symptoms and improve quality of life. Greenlight laser procedure may also provide a similar benefit.  Treatment of prostate cancer with chemotherapy, immunotherapy and/or radiation therapy may help relieve the symptoms over time.


If you have any questions about treatment for BPH, to schedule a consultation or if you need a second opinion, please contact us or call: (646) 663-4044

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