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Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP)

  • What is Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP)?

    Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure used to treat moderate to severe symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as the enlargement of the prostate. During TURP, the surgeon inserts a resectoscope (a visual and surgical instrument) into the urethra to scrape away the excess prostate tissue one piece at a time. Removal of the obstructive prostatic tissue using TURP allows normal urine flow from the bladder to be restored. The procedure is usually done under general or spinal anaesthesia.

  • Transurethral resection of prostate is an effective surgical procedure that reduces the urinary symptoms associated with BPH. Your doctor can recommendTURP if your urinary symptoms are moderate to severe, and if your symptoms could not be eased using available medications. TURP can be used to treat the complications that come from being unable to completely empty your bladder. These include frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney failure resulting from loss of normal kidney function, bladder stones, incontinence (inability to control urination), and recurring blood in the urine.

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  • With the Price Assurance Programme, expect to pay no more than the listed price for each medical procedure.

    *Terms & Conditions:

    • Bundles under this programme apply to standard procedures, without complications.
    • Bundles are applicable only at Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Orchard) and for patients who self-pay in full to the hospital. Payment can be made in cash or by credit card. The hospital will assist with the submission of claims for Medisave, Medishield and Integrated Shield Plans.
    • The programme is applicable to doctors in the panel.
    • Prices include hospital stay (type of stay as stated for each bundle), operation costs, doctors' fees (surgeon and anaesthetist, where anaesthetist is applicable) and GST. Pre-admission investigations, post-hospital follow-up treatment and outpatient charges are excluded.
    • Prices may be revised without advance notice.
    • Other terms and conditions may apply.

    For more information on the Price Assurance Programme, please call +65 6653 6286.

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