Prostate Resection (TURP)

(Removal of part of the Prostate Gland)

Summary

A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure that involves cutting away a section of the prostate gland. It is often used to treat prostate enlargement if medication fails to control symptoms. It can also be used where there are complications such as bladder stones or a bladder infection.

  • Arranging your Treatment

    Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require.

    If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the best consultant for you to see.

    For more information, call our Reservations team on +44 (0) 1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk.

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  • Paying for your Treatment

    You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself.

    If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf.

    If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation. This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests).

    Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further.

    If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

    Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.

  • Prices

    The table below shows the approximate price for this treatment, which may vary depending on your individual case (see what’s included below).

    Patient pathwayDiagnostic investigationsMain treatmentPost-discharge careGuide Price
    Hospital feesn\a£5,250Included£5,250
    Guide priceNil£5,250Nil£5,250
  • What’s Included

    The fixed price package above includes all the costs associated with this treatment at KIMS Hospital.

    You will be given a quote prior to admission to confirm this cost. The amount you are quoted may differ from the published price for a number of reasons:

    • The Consultant you choose 
    • Your medical history and whether you have any associated medical conditions which may impact this treatment
    • The type of anaesthetic your Consultant advises is best for you 
    • The type of implant or drug you choose or your Consultant advises is best for you

    In some cases, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, it may not be possible to provide you with a fixed price for your Main Treatment. If this is the case, the hospital will discuss the available options with you. Your quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

This is performed under general anaesthetic. The surgeon will put a thin metal wire with a loop at the end into your urethra and up against your prostate. An electrical current is then used to heat the loop, which cuts away a section of the prostate.

You will then be transferred back to your room to rest.  Most men can leave hospital two to three days after surgery and resume most normal activities within one week.  However, it can take up to six weeks before you are fit enough to return to work if your job is physically strenuous. The KIMS medical team will advise you further on your recovery and follow up consultations.

To find out more:

If you would like to come to KIMS, contact our reservations team on +44 (0)1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk.

Our Consultants

  • Mr John Donohue

    MB BCh FRCSI FRCS

    • Circumcision
    • Prostate Resection (TURP)
    • Radical Prostatectomy
    • TURBT (Trans-urethral Resection of Bladder Tumour)
    • Vasectomy
    • Vasectomy Reversal
  • Mr Howard Marsh

    MBChB MD DRCS (Urol)

    • Circumcision
    • Prostate Resection (TURP)
    • TURBT (Trans-urethral Resection of Bladder Tumour)
    • Vasectomy