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If you live in Boca Raton, Florida, and require a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), treatment is available from some of the most knowledgeable surgeons in the world at Moffitt Cancer Center, located just a short drive away in Tampa. We offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic, treatment and support services, and we never require referrals. 

TURP is a minimally invasive procedure that removes tissue from the inner part of the prostate to resolve urinary problems or address a tumor. When the prostate becomes enlarged due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or a cancerous growth, the gland can press against the urethra, making urination difficult and painful. A TURP procedure can remove the excess tissue that has blocked the urethra, clearing a pathway for urine to exit the bladder. To perform a TURP, a surgeon will: 

  • Gently insert a resectoscope into the urethra
  • Extend a small looped component from within the instrument
  • Remove portions of the prostate using the extended loop

Moffitt’s talented surgeons also perform TURP for men with prostate cancer whose age or overall health prevents them from undergoing a prostatectomy. In these situations, a surgeon will perform TURP to remove cancerous tissue from the inner part of the prostate. 

If you travel from Boca Raton, FL, to undergo a TURP procedure at Moffitt, you’ll receive treatment from surgeons, medical oncologists and other specialists who focus solely on treating prostate cancer. These specialists have an in-depth understanding of which treatments can potentially yield the best outcome and quality of life. As part of our collaborative approach to treating cancer, these experts will meet regularly to discuss your case and refine your treatment plan as needed.

To help make your visit from Boca Raton, FL, a little easier, we’ve partnered with several hotels in the area that will provide you with comfortable and affordable lodging. These hotels comply with our strict infection control and hygiene standards and offer discounted rates to our patients.

For more information about the TURP procedures available at Moffitt, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our new new patient registration form online.



Prostate Cancer