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Dr. John Tillett
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Prostate Removal (Overview)

"prostate removal" implies a surgical intervention to remove prostate tissue. The entire removal of the prostate is a "radical prostatectomy", whereas partial prostate removal can also be accomplished. The clinical circumstances (whether cancer or benign problems) will dictate how much prostate tissue is removed. Surgery to remove prostate can either be transurethral/laparoscopic/or open surgery.


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What is the definition or description of: prostate removal?

What is the definition or description of: prostate removal?

Prostate surgery: "prostate removal" implies a surgical intervention to remove prostate tissue. The entire removal of the prostate is a "radical prostatectomy", whereas partial prostate removal can also be accomplished. The clinical circumstances (whether cancer or benign problems) will dictate how much prostate tissue is removed. Surgery to remove prostate can either be transurethral/laparoscopic/or open surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. John Tillett
34 doctors shared insights

Prostate Removal (Overview)

"prostate removal" implies a surgical intervention to remove prostate tissue. The entire removal of the prostate is a "radical prostatectomy", whereas partial prostate removal can also be accomplished. The clinical circumstances (whether cancer or benign problems) will dictate how much prostate tissue is removed. Surgery to remove prostate can either be transurethral/laparoscopic/or open surgery.


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What physical limitations do you have after prostate removal?

Depends: Less than 5% should have significant incontinence. Most will lose some erectile function. Your ejaculate will be dry. You shouldn't have any physical limitations once you recover. For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Prostate removal with robot - does it have fewer complications or not?

Prostate removal with robot - does it have fewer complications or not?

Good question : Complication rates are surgeon dependent, not dependent on the technique used. A very experience open surgeon will likely have less complications than an inexperienced robotic surgeon. It is pretty clear however, that in general with robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, blood loss is less, hospital stays are shorter, and patients return to work sooner. ...Read more

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After prostate removal how long it should take to control the drippings.

Varies: Male sure you're doing your kegels to strengthen your muscles. Small leakage can last 3 months or longer. ...Read more

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Is prostate removal surgery considered major surgery?

Is prostate removal surgery considered major surgery?

Yes, but...: Yes, it's major; the one for prostate cancer is definitely big and that for obstructive urination, less but still takes 3-6 months to completely heal ; resurface the large internal raw surface. But, with the refined professional skills and advanced technology, the expected surgery-related suffering ; pain as well as its outcome has been better accepted than ever. More detail? Ask doc timely. ...Read more

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Could prostate removal effect your libido?

Could prostate removal effect your libido?

Libido: Libido is determined by the amount of testosterone in your body. Testosterone is made primarily (90%) by the testicles while the remaining amount is made by the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located on top of the kidneys. Prostate removal should not affect libido but there is a risk of erectile dysfunction after surgery. Discuss those risks w your urologist. ...Read more

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Where does sperm go after prostate removal?

Sperm : Sperm comes from the testes and travel through the prostate when a male ejaculatrs; after prostatectomy there is no ejaculation but the tested still function normally ...Read more

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Can libido be recovered after prostate removal?

Often: Libido will usually return after prostatectomy. However, sexual function will be different. Sensation of orgasm will not be accompanied by ejaculation. If surgery spared the nerves, erectile function will return over several months. ...Read more

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Where does the sperm go after prostate removal?

They are resorbed: When your prostate gland is removed, accessory glands, the seminal vesicles, are also removed at the same time. In addition, the vas deferens, which are the tubes that carry sperm to the prostate before ejaculation, are clipped and cut to allow for prostate removal. This is essentially the same thing as having a vasectomy. Sperm are still produced but eventually are resorbed by your body. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more