A long, thin tube with a viewing instrument (cystoscope) attached is inserted into the urethra. Prostate tissue is removed through the cystoscope.
You are usually hospitalized for 2 to 3 days. Complete recovery generally requires 3 to 4 weeks.
This surgery may be done for:
Very few studies have been done to see how well this surgery works for prostatitis. It is not usually recommended as a treatment for prostatitis.1
To eliminate category II (chronic bacterial) prostatitis successfully, the surgery must completely remove the portion of the prostate that contains the infection.
Last Revised: December 3, 2011
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