TURBT (TransUrethral Resection of a Bladder Tumor) is a procedure used to diagnose and treat visible bladder tumors.
Your surgeon will use special instruments attached to a cystoscope to cut (resect) the tumor and remove it. Typically, this is performed with an electrical cautery device and less frequently, a laser.
This procedure is done in the operating room and most patients can go home the same day. However, some patients may have to stay in the hospital overnight because of a medical condition or the extent of the tumor resection.