After 15 years of "flomax" and now "rapaflo", my Dr. says I need to have the "TURP" operation. What are the national stats for success with this procedure? What percentage of the patients end up being incontinate? Unable to have an erection?I am 70 years old, completely mobile, and take "verapamil 240" for moderately high blood pressure in addition to the "rapaflo".
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 70
15+ years of "flomax" and now "rapaflo" for that last 30 days and the Dr. has given me "avodart" to take starting May 7th but has scheduled the "TURP" for June 4th.
Thanks for your question. If I don't respond to you immediately, it is because I am either in the OR or traveling. I WILL get back to you ASAP.The success rate of a TURP is about 90%. The risk of urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction are both around 1%. All urologists are very well trained in this procedure and you do not need to find a specialist to perform this common procedure. Hope this helps and let me know if you have questions.
Specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology