Transurethral Incision of the Prostate (TUIP) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
How Well It Works
Symptoms improve after TUIP in about 8 out of 10 men.Reference 1 Men notice about a 73% improvement in their Reference American Urological Association (AUA) symptom index scores.Reference 1 For example, if you have a symptom score of 25 (severe), it could be reduced to about 7 (mild).
Short-term improvement in BPH symptoms is about the same for TUIP as for TURP. Studies comparing the two types of surgery suggest that the outcomes are similar. Men who have had TUIP generally are less likely to develop retrograde ejaculation than men who have TURP. But men who have TUIP are more likely to need a second surgery.Reference 2
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology