A patient with benign prostatic hypertrophy is admitted to the hospital for a scheduled surgery. Which of the following surgeries is the least invasive?
• Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is the most widely-used technique for the removal of prostatic tissue. It requires no incision and has reduced risks, compared to alternative surgeries.
• A TURP is a piecemeal
• During this procedure, a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced to the prostate. The prostate tissue is then excised by the cystoscope.
• The other procedures require an open incision.