TURP Enlarged Prostate Treatment Near Phoenix

A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure used to treat urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate. This surgery is incredibly effective at relieving symptoms for men that have not had success with medications prescribed to treat their moderate to severe urinary issues.

Dr. Frank Simoncini and Dr. Namir Shaba with Southeast Valley Urology specialize in treating urinary problems caused by BPH. If you have trouble urinating or experience frequent urinating, please call (480) 924-7333 to schedule an appointment at our urology clinic in Gilbert, AZ. Our urologists provide care for patients throughout the  Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa area.

What Symptoms Does TURP Treat?

A transurethral resection of the prostate helps to relieve multiple problematic urinary symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) such as:

  • Frequent Urge to Urinate
  • Slow Stream of Urination
  • Difficulty Beginning Urination
  • Stopping and Starting of the Urine Stream During Urination
  • Increased Frequency of Urination at Night
  • Constant Feeling of an Nonempty Bladder
  • Urinary Tract Infections

TURP is also commonly used to prevent or treat conditions that can cause a case of blocked urine flow like:

  • Bladder Stones
  • Recurring Urinary Tract Infections
  • Inability to Urinate
  • Damage to the Kidneys or Bladder
  • Blood in the Urine
  • Inability to Control Urine

What to Expect During TURP?

During a transurethral resection of the prostate, a visual and surgical instrument called a rectoscope is inserted through the tip of the penis into the urethra. Here the physician can obtain a clear visual of the prostate surrounding the urethra. The excess prostate tissue is then removed to reinstate a regular flow of urine through the urethra.

Is There a Long Recovery Process After TURP?

The recovery from a transurethral resection of the prostate typically requires a two day stay in the hospital. During this time the patient will experience swelling of the affected areas and will require a catheter to maintain proper urine flow until the swelling has decreased. Small amounts of blood in the urine along with slight pain upon urination are both common outcomes of a TURP surgery.

What Are The Risks Associated With TURP?

As with any surgical procedure, there are several risks associated with a transurethral resection of the prostate. These potential risks include:

  • Temporary Difficulty Urinating
  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Incontinence
  • Low Levels of Sodium in the Blood
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Dry Orgasm (also known as retrograde ejaculation)
  • Possible Need for Re-treatment

Schedule Your Enlarged Prostate Treatment Near Phoenix

It’s important to carefully weigh all of the possible risks and benefits before committing to a TURP procedure. The urologists at Southeast Valley Urology will take the time to discuss the procedure and will be able to answer any questions you may have. To schedule your TURP consultation with Dr. Simoncini and Dr. Shaba at our urology clinic in Gilbert, AZ, please call (480) 924-7333!



Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is a medical procedure used to treat urinary symptoms caused by BPH (an enlarged prostate).

Possible side effects for the procedure can include, but are not limited to:

  • Difficulty urinating
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Urinary tract Infection
  • Possible need for re-treatment

To begin the procedure, the doctor will use a very thin tool called a rectoscope that is inserted through the tip of the penis and through the urethra. This allows the doctor to view the prostate and check for any irregularities. Then, the doctor may remove a piece of the prostate tissue as the rectoscope is removed out of the urethra to allow normal urination.

After your initial discussion about the procedure with your urologist, you will receive a call around 3 days after your visit to set a date and ask any pre-procedure questions you may have. You will also be put in touch with a surgery coordinator who can answer any questions you may have leading up to the procedure.

Yes. As with most surgeries, it’s recommended that you avoid eating a heavy dinner the night before surgery and to avoid drinking fluids (including water) after midnight. For those sticking to specific diets, we recommend consulting with your urologist about any dietary concerns.

Yes. We recommend that you avoid activities that involve strenuous exercise for at least 2 weeks after the procedure.

Typically, the recovery time is 2 weeks after the procedure. Don’t be afraid to take another week or so of time to heal properly if you would feel more comfortable. Don’t rush the process.