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TURP procedure

Differences between the TURP, and TUNA Procedures:

TUNA procedure:

  •  mildly sedated patient
  • with local anesthesia administered to the surgical site
  • outpatient surgical setting
  • Patients usually return to normal activities within several days
  • Costs are significantly less

The procedure works by administering low level radio frequency energy that generates ionic agitation and consequently, frictional heat to the site. The entire procedure usually lasts for approximately 40 minutes and has minimal risks or side effects associated with it. Patients have fewer incidences of sexual impotence, retrograde ejaculation and incontinence than those who have the conventional TURP procedure.

TURP procedure:

  • requires a general anesthetic
  • inpatient hospitalization
  • a longer recovery time