My Sanford Chart allows you secure online access to your personal health information and your child's health information. It's available anywhere you have internet access. There is no cost to you and registering is quick and simple.
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
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.