Transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) is one of the main surgical procedures used in the diagnosis and management of bladder cancer.

What Does TURBT Mean?

Transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) is scraping of tumours from the bladder using an electric current.


Who Is TURBT Suitable For?

TURBT procedure is suitable for patients with tumours of the bladder


How Does A TURBT Spot Bladder Cancer?

The tumour is visualised by a camera that has been inserted via the urethra in the bladder.


How Long Does A TURBT Procedure Take?

A TURBT procedure takes approximately up to one hour.


How To Prepare For TURBT

There is no specific preparation for the TURBT procedure itself, however as it is performed under general anesthesia, a 6hour fast will be required beforehand.


What To Expect At Your TURBT Procedure

The following steps are carried out during the TURBT procedures:


What Happens After TURBT?

The following are experienced up to a week after the TURBT procedure


How To Relieve Pain After TURBT

Routine analgesics and anti inflammatories are best to relieve pain after TURBT procedure


What Are The Possible Risks Of TURBT?

The risks of TURBT are:


For information on TURBT from the British Association of Urological Surgeons click here.