It’s a surgery no man would ever want. But for decades, it’s been the standard treatment for a severely enlarged prostate.
When a man’s prostate expands to the point that he can’t urinate, his doctor usually recommends a procedure called TURP. It stands for transurethral resection of the prostate.
During a TURP operation, men are given a general anesthesia. The surgeon gains access to the prostate by inserting an instrument into the tip of the penis.