Transurethral Incision of the Prostate (TUIP) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Why It Is Done
TUIP may be a good option for men who have only slightly enlarged prostates and who are bothered a lot by their symptoms.
TUIP may be chosen instead of TURP by men who:
- Are at higher risk for complications from surgery and anesthetic, including men with serious health problems. TUIP involves less blood loss and can be done more quickly than TURP.
- Want to avoid the risk for retrograde ejaculation, a condition in which semen flows backward into the bladder. This side effect is more common with TURP than with TUIP.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology