• The preferred centre of excellence for urological surgery
  • Our pracice is evidence-based, holistic, and patient-centered
  • Our strength is innovative, minimally invasive, laparoscopic and robotic surgery
  • Our foremost concern is patient's benefit & outcome
  • Our aim is to cure, comfort and care
Dr. James Tan
Consultant Urologist and
Kidney Transplant Surgeon
Laparoscopic, Robotic & Cancer Surgeon
For Treatment, Call us at
+ 65 6735 0369
TURP Transurethral Resection of Prostate

In TURP, the surgeon inserts a thin telescopic tube up the urethra and cuts away pieces of the prostate with a wire loop. This is done under direct vision through a cystoscope and video system. By coring out the central enlarged and obstructing portion, a wide channel is obtained which will improve the urine flow and reduce symptoms dramatically. This procedure is painless under general or regional anesthesia. The procedure takes between 30 to 90 minutes depending on the size of the prosate. After the surgery, a rubbery catheter is placed within the bladder for a day or two. Saline solution is used to irrigate the bladder to wash away any blood stain and blood clots. The rubber catheter is removed on the third day and the patient is ready for discharge when he can pass urine comfortably.The latest state of the art equipment in Mount Elizabeth Hospital is the Olympus Turis Bipolar system. 

For Treatment, Call Us at
+ 65 6735 0369
Mount Elizabeth Medical #17-14,
3 Mount Elizabeth Singapore 228510
Tel: +65 6735 0369
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