Transurethral Incision of the Prostate

Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP) is an alternative to TURP for men who have a moderately enlarged prostate, and/or are in very poor health and are not suitable for TURP (TUIP generally involves less blood loss than TURP so it is a safer treatment option).

After having a TUIP, there is also a lower risk of experiencing retrograde ejaculation than there is with a TURP, which may be an important consideration for you, particularly if you wish to have children.

In some cases of retrograde ejaculation, it is possible to take a sample of sperm from your urine for use in fertility treatments such as artificial insemination, or IVF.

TUIP is carried out in a similar way to TURP, but rather than removing tissue from the prostate, two small incisions (cuts) are made in the prostate. The cuts allow your urethra to be widened, making it easier for you to pass urine.

For more information on this procedure, please make an appointment with your GP who will discuss options with you and refer you to a consultant if appropriate.