Just when you think there are no other options for treating the painful symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), there is a surgical method. Our experienced board-certified urologist, Dr. Tariq Hakky, is very skilled at performing transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), which is known as the "gold standard" in prostate health. The recovery period for TURP is more extensive in comparison to other treatments. However, the results should last longer for BPH symptoms.
In a TURP surgery, prostate tissue blocking the urethra is removed in order to open up the passageway for urine to flow. Dr. Hakky will not make an incision with the TURP technique. He will go through the penis and urethra to the prostate. Discover more about TURP in an appointment with Dr. Hakky at his office in Atlanta, GA. No referral is needed.
You can also ask about other options during your consultation with Dr. Hakky, such as:
- Transurethral Incision of the Prostate (TUIP)
- GreenLight™ Laser PVP (Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate)
- Rezum Water Vapor Therapy
"Dr. Hakky is hands down a doctor who cares about the well being of his patients. He goes the extra mile to show how much he cares. He is brilliant, humble and the BEST in his field of study."- M.M. / Google / Jan 27, 2020
"Almost 2 years ago Dr T. Performed a Eurolift leading up to through the procedure all follow ups have been perfect I followed him to his New and HIS PRACTICE. few weeks ago. Still great service by his staff and he is just ON HIS GAME So eurolift A SUCCESS"- B.L. / Healthgrades / Jan 22, 2020
"I've been Dr. Hakky's patient for a bit more than a year now for Low T. In that time, through multiple appointment's he's shown care, professionalism and knowledge above any medical professional I've worked with. He sat next to me with his ipad, wrote out my concerns, his thoughts, the plan moving forward and a directive to direct contact him with any concerns. He then sent that all directly to my email. I am EXTREMELY confident my health is in good hands, and I cannot give him, or his staff enough glowing praise."- Z.B. / Google / Jan 09, 2020
"I've been Dr. Hakky's patient for a bit more than a year now for Low T. In that time, through multiple appointment's he's shown care, professionalism and knowledge above any medical professional I've worked with. He sat next to me with his ipad, wrote out my concerns, his thoughts, the plan moving forward and a directive to direct contact him with any concerns. He then sent that all directly to my email. I am EXTREMELY confident my health is in good hands, and I cannot give him, or his staff enough glowing praise."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jan 09, 2020
"Dr. Hakky is such a great doctor. We first found him at a Urology practice in Snellville and were SOOOO happy to hear he was opening his own practice. My husband had an abnormal semen analysis and has Low T, so treatments were typically go to fertility specialist for IVF or IUI. Dr. Hakky introduced us to a newer way to treat both and we are now pregnant with our 2nd child and my husband feels great hormone wise. I am a nurse at a OBGYN practice and we now send all of our abnormal semen analysis patients to him. He has a great personality and knows his stuff. Highly recommend!!"- L.J. / Google / Dec 04, 2019
Making the decision to have a consultation for TURP is the first step in becoming a candidate for the surgery. Dr. Hakky would be happy to discuss the risks and benefits of surgical BPH treatments so that you can make an informed decision. Together, you and Dr. Hakky can make a treatment plan of what works best for you and your health.
On the day of your in-patient TURP surgery, you will go under a general anesthetic before it begins. Dr. Hakky will then insert a camera-guided resectoscope (sized for procedures like TURP) into the penis and through to the urethra. Once in place, Dr. Hakky will begin the prostate tissue removal. The resectoscope is powered by an electrical wire loop that Dr. Hakky will guide. The loop will sever sections of prostate tissue and close off the blood vessels. The process is repeated until a sufficient pathway is created. Irrigation fluid will flush out any remaining prostate tissue removed from the procedure. Also, a catheter will be put in place before you are taken to the recovery room.
What to Expect
The best thing you can do for yourself after a TURP surgery is rest. After you are discharged from the hospital, you may still have a catheter to help you urinate. Dr. Hakky will give you instructions on what you can and cannot do during your recovery. Your prostate may still be swollen or inflamed after the surgery, but that should subside over the course of the first week. You may also see blood in your urine, which is normal. He will want to see you in a follow-up appointment six weeks after your surgery. If you have questions before the follow-up, please call our office for assistance.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 6 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Surgery Can Be An Option
If you have tried all of the other BPH interventions (medications, implants, minimally invasive therapies, and more), the TURP or TUIP surgeries are effective ways to remove prostate tissue. Board-certified urologist Dr. Hakky is very skilled at performing these procedures to help you live a better life without BPH. Schedule an appointment at Atlanta Cosmetic Urology in Atlanta, GA.