Mini-Turp

Urologists & Sexual Medicine Experts located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA
Mini-Turp

Mini-Turp services offered in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA

Consider a mini TURP procedure if you have an enlarged prostate and it causes frequent or urgent bathroom trips. At Comprehensive Urology in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, the board-certified urologists use the minimally invasive mini TURP procedure to relieve urinary symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Call the office today to make an appointment or book online to learn more.


Mini-Turp Q&A


What is a mini TURP?

A mini TURP is a minimally invasive procedure that treats an enlarged prostate. TURP stands for transurethral resection of the prostate.

During treatment, your Comprehensive Urology provider uses a hand-held tool with a button-shaped scope to target and vaporize excess prostate tissue. Removing the tissue causes your prostate to shrink, relieving symptoms like urinary incontinence.

Who should consider a mini TURP?

Request a mini TURP consultation at Comprehensive Urology if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Increased need to urinate at night
  • Dribbling at the end of urination
  • Inability to completely empty your bladder

You should also make an appointment at Comprehensive Urology if you have a weak urine stream that stops and starts.

What does a mini TURP involve?

A mini TURP is an outpatient procedure that takes 60-90 minutes.

At the beginning of treatment, you lie on an exam table, and your provider administers a general anesthetic, putting you to sleep.

Once you’re comfortable, your provider carefully inserts a thin tube with a light and camera on its end into your urethra (the tube where urine leaves your body). The scope has a button-shaped device on the end that uses low-temperature plasma energy to remove the excess prostate tissue.

Removing the excess tissue relieves pressure on your urethra, reducing or eliminating the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. After surgery, your provider moves you to a recovery room for observation.

What are the benefits of a mini TURP?

Undergoing a mini TURP has many benefits compared to a traditional TURP procedure, including:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Reduced risk of bleeding 
  • Quicker recovery
  • Reduced risk of infection

After a mini TURP, you won’t have to use a catheter as long as you would after a traditional TURP either.

What is recovery like after a mini TURP?

After a mini TURP, you must take at least a week off from work or school. During that time, take your medication as prescribed, get lots of rest, and drink plenty of fluids. In the first few days, it’s normal to experience mild swelling and pain during urination. These symptoms should go away quickly, but if they persist, contact your Comprehensive Urology provider immediately.

Make an appointment at Comprehensive Urology today to see if you can benefit from a mini TURP. Call the office or click the online booking feature.

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