Men who have severe symptoms often notice great
improvement in the quality of life following surgery. Men whose symptoms are
mild may find that surgery does not greatly improve quality of life, and they
may want to think carefully before deciding to have surgery to treat
If you have decided to have surgery, or if there are clear
medical reasons to have surgery, the best surgical option depends on the size
and shape of your prostate and the experience of the surgeon.
- Transurethral resection of the prostate
(TURP) is the most common surgery for
- Other types of surgery have fewer risks and a shorter recovery period than TURP. But they may not work as well to stop symptoms. And you may need more treatment or surgery in the future.