What kind of surgery is used to treat BPH?

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There are three traditional surgical methods used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH):
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), which removes, through the urethra, the prostate tissue that is compressing or obstructing the urethra
  • Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP), which relieves constriction of smooth muscle in the bladder by making small incisions in the neck of the bladder
  • Open prostatectomy, which removes, through an open incision, the prostate tissue that is compressing or restricting the urethra

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