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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
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Prostate Removal (Definition)

"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 ...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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What physical limitations do you have after prostate removal?

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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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

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How can one increas their libido after prostate removal?

Ask U Urologist: I am not a urologist , but most likely the best approach would be an implant ask u urologist. ...Read more

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What is the incontinence rate for prostate removal in men?

Varies: You see reports from anywhere between <5% and >50%. There is no proven benefit from robotics. Get an experienced surgeon.For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Is there anyone who as had prostate removal and died in surgery?

Is there anyone who as had prostate removal and died in surgery?

Yes but very rare: The mortality or chance of dying from prostate surgery is very low, less than 0.2% chance. Because this is generally done on older men, concurrent diseases such as hypertension, diabetes or heart disease are generally contributing factor. ...Read more

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Who can repair nerve damage after prostate removal?

Who can repair nerve damage after prostate removal?

No one: You can't repair the nerves if they've been damaged but some reports show return of function up to 18 months after surgery if the nerves were spared. In the meantime, 1st try the meds; viagra, cialis, levitra (vardenafil). 2nd level would be vacuum pump, muse or injections. 3rd level would be a prosthesis. There is help. See your urologist. For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Any ideas on where do sperm go after prostate removal?

Any ideas on where do sperm go after prostate removal?

Just like after....: The fate of sperms after prostate removal just like that after vasectomy, still existing inside the remaining tubing system of vas deferens and epididymis, and in time, the stagnated sperms will die, disintegrate, and liquefy as protein-rich fluid, which will be reabsorbed into body's systemic circulation acting like a foreign body so to induce sperm antibodies formed in post-vasectomy patients. ...Read more

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Is surgeon held responsible to inform patient of all risks before prostate removal?

Informed consent : Informed consent for elective surgical procedures is the most difficult. It is a risk benefit analysis between the patient and surgeon. The surgical risks should be understood by the patient and family and the surgical risks should be lower than the risk to patient of continuing without surgery. After the surgery, if a complication occurs the surgeon and care team should work hard to resolve it. ...Read more

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Then, after a TURP on a malignant prostate, do I need another surgery for prostate removal ? I'm 75 yrs old.

Prostate cancer: Assuming your prostate cancer was found incidentally by examining tissue chips from a turp, radical prostatectomy at 75 years of age may not be the best option for you. Your urologist should discuss all available treatment options with you. ...Read more

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Which is better for prostate removal: laser or laparoscopic surgery?

Which is better for prostate removal: laser or laparoscopic surgery?

Ask your urologist: what is diagnosis? As a young person, erectile function may be important to you. Get full explanation of risks, options,benefits of each technique. ...Read more

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Which is better for prostate removal: laser or laparoscopic surgery?

Which is better for prostate removal: laser or laparoscopic surgery?

Robotic: Robotic surgery for prostate surgery has increase in the recent years, because of better optics and great outcomes compared to open surgery and simple laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more

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I have nerve damage after a prostate removal I am not able to have erection. What can I do?

I have nerve damage after a prostate removal I am not able to have erection. What can I do?

Lots!: 1st try the meds; viagra, cialis, levitra (vardenafil). 2nd level would be vacuum pump, muse or injections. 3rd level would be a prosthesis. There is help. See your urologist. For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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