Transurethral Incision of the Prostate (TUIP) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Reference Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP) Opens New Window may be done to treat Reference benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) Opens New Window. The surgeon uses an instrument inserted into the Reference urethra Opens New Window that generates an electric current or laser beam to make incisions in the prostate where the prostate meets the bladder. Cutting muscle in this area relaxes the opening to the bladder, decreasing resistance to the flow of urine out of the bladder. No tissue is removed. It is done under either Reference general Opens New Window or Reference spinal Opens New Window anesthetic.
|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