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This procedure involves removal of part of
prostate gland through the
A long, thin tube with a viewing
instrument (cystoscope) attached is inserted into the urethra. Prostate tissue
is removed through the cystoscope.
You are usually hospitalized for 2 to 3
days. Complete recovery typically requires 3 to 4 weeks.
This surgery may be done for:
Very few studies have been done to
see how well this surgery works for prostatitis. It is not usually recommended as a treatment
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.
Nickel JC (2012). Prostatitis and related conditions, orchitis, and epididymitis. In AJ Wein et al., eds., Campbell-Walsh Urology, 10th ed., vol. 1, pp. 327–356. Philadelphia: Saunders.
November 11, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
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