Surgical Treatment of LUTS in men with BPE

Open Prostatectomy

Open Prostatectomy

Open prostatectomy is a type of operation which is done by making an incision in the lower part of the abdomen. Because TURP has similar or better results, this operation is now only done in selected situations.

Interesting Fact

Open prostatectomy was a major breakthrough in early 1900s when prostate surgery was first pioneered. Although it has been replaced by TURP as the gold standard treatment, open surgery is still recommended for the treatment of large prostates.

When should I consider open prostatectomy?

This operation is recommended if your prostate is larger than 80 millilitres because other types of surgery would take more time to achieve the same result. Your doctor may also recommend this operation if you have bladder stones or a condition called bladder diverticulum.

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Read more about open prostatectomy, how to prepare, and what to expect after the procedure. This sections shows an illustration of open prostatectomy.