How can advanced treatments offered at Netcare hospitals benefit you?

The first line of treatment for BPH is usually medicine such as alpha blockers. However, in some cases these tend to become less effective if the prostate enlarges further. Traditionally, open surgery was done if the enlarged prostate obstructed bladder outflow. This procedure is known as the transurethral resection of the prostate procedure (TURP).

In recent years, two groundbreaking minimally invasive procedures – first introduced in South Africa at Netcare Sunninghill and Netcare Parklands hospitals – have brought significant benefits for hundreds of men with severely enlarged prostate by resolving or meaningfully reducing the symptoms without the need for open surgery.