A trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a procedure to address prostate trouble caused by the growth of the prostate gland.

The prostate gland gets larger with age but if the gland tightens around the urethra it can interrupt the flow of urine from the bladder.

TURP is the most commonly performed operation to improve urine flow and most men get good relief of their symptoms.

TURP Patient Leafet (click to view). This leaflet link contains evidence-based information about your proposed urological procedure. The British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) has consulted specialist surgeons during its preparation, so that it represents best practice in UK urology. You should use it in addition to any advice already given to you.