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Dr. Lane Childs
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Radical Cystectomy (Overview)

A radical cystectomy, usually used to treat cancer, is a complete removal of the bladder, parts of the nearby urethra, surrounding lymph nodes and surrounding organs. This may include the prostate in men. In women, this may include the uterus, cervix, fallopia tubes, and part of the vagina.


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What is the definition or description of: radical cystectomy?

What is the definition or description of: radical cystectomy?

Removal of bladder: A radical cystectomy, usually used to treat cancer, is a complete removal of the bladder, parts of the nearby urethra, surrounding lymph nodes and surrounding organs.

This may include the prostate in men. In women, this may include the uterus, cervix, fallopia tubes, and part of the vagina. ...Read more

Dr. Lane Childs
8 Doctors shared insights

Radical Cystectomy (Overview)

A radical cystectomy, usually used to treat cancer, is a complete removal of the bladder, parts of the nearby urethra, surrounding lymph nodes and surrounding organs. This may include the prostate in men. In women, this may include the uterus, cervix, fallopia tubes, and part of the vagina.


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Chemotherapy after bladder radical cystectomy needed?

Chemotherapy after bladder radical cystectomy needed?

Perhaps: Chemotherapy following bladder cancer removed by radical cystectomy may be advised depending on the stage of the cancer. A deeply invasive cancer, or a cancer with lymph nodes involved may be treated post-operatively with chemotherapy if chemotherapy was not used preoperatively. ...Read more

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I had a radical cystectomy a year ago and I have kidney stones. Related?

I had a radical cystectomy a year ago and I have kidney stones. Related?

Kidney stones: It might be related. Did you have a conduit or neobladder? Repeated infection or obstruction, and electrolytes disturbances can contribute to kidney stones after cystectomy. ...Read more

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Husband 60 diag w/sm cell bladder cancer in May. 6 rounds of chemo then radical cystectomy last month. It spread to prostate + lymphnodes. Prognosis?

Husband 60 diag w/sm cell bladder cancer in May. 6 rounds of chemo then radical cystectomy last month. It spread to prostate + lymphnodes. Prognosis?

Bladder CA: Husband 60 diag w/sm cell bladder CA May. 6 rounds chemo then radical cystectomy last month. Spread to prostate/lymphnodes. Prognosis? ANS: This is a nasty cancer & everyone is different. Only his team can give reasonable prognosis & as in most of the real world prediction of the future is tricky esp medicine. There r teams n ur area specializing n this & suspect you are seeing them. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cystectomy?

What is the definition or description of: cystectomy?

Remove bladder: Surgical removal of the urinary bladder. The bladder is usually removed for cancer when the tumor is aggressive or other means have failed to control it. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after an ovarian cystectomy?

How long is the recovery time after an ovarian cystectomy?

5-10 days: If done by laparopscopy, you go home the same day. Recovery varies but some women feel great 2 days after surgery and some take closer to 10 days to feel back to normal. But you can resume most normal daily activities within 2-3 days of surgery. ...Read more

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Has anyone out there had a cystectomy operation as a female? .Im worried?

Has anyone out there had a cystectomy operation as a female? .Im worried?

Don't worry: I haven't had a cystectomy but I've done hundreds. If that's all that is needed, you will have a complete recovery. Should the "cyst" be a tumor of some kind, it might require removal of the ovary. I don;t know your age or circumstances but you should do well. ...Read more

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Two weeks after laprascopic cystectomy, work is very physical when should I go back?

When to return: That is definitely a question for the doctor who did your procedure. What did they say? You can call them if you don't know. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Why oophorectomy instead of cystectomy abd it neasured 6.2✖️4.4cm last week its probably getting smaller anyway?

Why oophorectomy instead of cystectomy abd it neasured 6.2✖️4.4cm last week its probably getting smaller anyway?

Depends on age/size: SOmetimes if a large cyst is encountered and you are concerned about a malignancy, you take the ovaries out to get a pathologist to review it as a whole. If you take bits and pieces out, you can spread malignancy in your abdomen and worsen prognosis
In younger women, sometimes, preservation of the ovaries is attempted because risk of ovarian cancer is low and there is need for ovaries for fertilit ...Read more

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Can I cycle after a cystectomy?

Can I cycle after a cystectomy?

Yes: Do you mean ovarian cystectomy? You can cycle. ...Read more

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After a cystectomy when can I work out, lift weights?

After a cystectomy when can I work out, lift weights?

Gently after 2 month: For 6 months after this surgery, I would avoid lifting weights to avoid increasing intra-abdominal pressure where you are healing from surgery. Walking and level, gentle cycling woud be safer exercise after you have healed and are cleared by you surgeon (6 to 12 weeks post-op). Suspension training (trx) limits mass moved in a workout to body weight--a safe alternative that will tone you well. ...Read more

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What does the scar look like after a cystectomy?

What does the scar look like after a cystectomy?

Depressed: The scar will be low in the abdomen above the pubis, much like a c-section scar. Most likely it will be depressed. Occasionally it may be a thin line but to minimize a scar fine sutures and a good tension relieving subcutaneous layer of slowly absorging sutures needs to be used. If poor healing, bad tension and or an infection result the scar will be wide and need revision. ...Read more

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I am having laparoscopic cystectomy surgery, how long should I take off work?

I am having laparoscopic cystectomy surgery, how long should I take off work?

3-14 days: You should feel back to normal in 3-5 days. The more you walk the faster you recover. ...Read more

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Had a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy 2 weeks ago how long until I can exercise?

Had a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy 2 weeks ago how long until I can exercise?

Ask your surgeon: Light aerobic exercise likely not a problem if you are already up and about. Avoid heavy lifting. Take it easy. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor perform an oophorectomy when assured that only a cystectomy?

Why would a doctor perform an oophorectomy when assured that only a cystectomy?

Difficult cyst: Sometimes the findings at surgery are more complicated that what was expected. The doctor may have encountered dense adhesions so that tissue planes were distorted and removal of the ovary may have been safer than removal of the cyst. The cyst may have replaced the ovary and been stuck to it so the only way to fully remove the cyst was by removing the ovary. Or perhaps cancer was suspected. ...Read more

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I had an laproscopic cystectomy and I haven't had my period. How late will it be?

I had an laproscopic cystectomy and I haven't had my period. How late will it be?

Depends: If the cystectomy removed an ovulatory cyst, the cyst from your egg ovulation, then it could reset your whole cycle. That might mean 21-25 days. ...Read more

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I have recently had a cystectomy on monday and I have been bleeding since wed and now I have diarrhea is this normal?

I have recently had a cystectomy on monday and I have been bleeding since wed and now I have diarrhea is this normal?

No: It is not normal to have persistent bleeding followed by diarrhea after surgery. I would return to your physician or surgeon to discuss it. ...Read more

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If I had bilateral dermatoid cystectomy, but still have both ovaries, will I have trouble with fertility? Is there a way of knowing?

If I had bilateral dermatoid cystectomy, but still have both ovaries, will I have trouble with fertility? Is there a way of knowing?

Cystectomies: The main risk from multiple cystectomies is adhesion ("scar") formation around the ovaries. You may not have any at all, or it can sometimes be very significant. With cystectomies, sometimes pieces of normal ovary are removed or damaged too. I'd think positive for now, you may have no problems at all. Laparoscopy is the only way to evaluate for adhesions. ...Read more

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Large (5 cm) recurring left ovary endometrioma. Had cystectomy to remove it once already. Should my whole ovary be taken out or can it be saved?

Large (5 cm) recurring left ovary endometrioma. Had cystectomy to remove it once already. Should my whole ovary be taken out or can it be saved?

Maybe: At your age we would prefer to preserve the normal portion of the ovary. However, there may be no normal ovarian tissue left and the chance of reoccurrence will be high. ...Read more

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Hello sir...m Dr. Neha BPT want to ask u dat can I do aerobics after 6yrs of surgury of ovarian cystectomy (removal of 1ovry)coz I feel pain during exs.

Hello sir...m Dr. Neha BPT want to ask u dat can I do aerobics after 6yrs of surgury of ovarian cystectomy (removal of 1ovry)coz I feel pain during exs.

Good question: It sounds like you may have developed adhesions secondary after your surgery 6 years ago. This is not uncommon. Consult with a gynecologic surgeon who may suggest laparoscopic surgery to break up the adhesions. ...Read more

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How long after a laparoscopic cystectomy can I have sex?

How long after a laparoscopic cystectomy can I have sex?

OKwhen you feel like: If you are even thinking about 'love-making' again then you are doing much better! --can't hurt. But just don't bump the abdomen scars or do any straining. ...Read more

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Whwhat are my chances of getting pregnant after ovarian cystectomy?

Excellent: Ovarian cystectomy only removes the "cyst" portion of the ovary. The remaining portion of the ovary still has viable follicles to make eggs for conception. ...Read more

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Also how long does it take for your stomach to go down after a cystectomy?

Also how long does it take for your stomach to go down after a cystectomy?

Varies: Some individuals show little fullness even after a few weeks of healing while others take several months for swelling to disappear. Things to avoid are high salt diets and drinking excessive volumes of fluids. Follow your thirst. After a few weeks an abdominal binder can help but ask your surgeon about this first. Start walking and return to exercise once your surgeon gives you the green light. ...Read more

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Do you know anyone who had bladder cancer and had a success after cystectomy?

Do you know anyone who had bladder cancer and had a success after cystectomy?

Many: Have known many patients, as well as one close relative, with great success following cystectomy, plus either an ileal or colon conduit with urinary stoma or an intestinal neo-bladder. Success depends firstly on whether cancer has spread through or beyond bladder as well as how aggressive the cancer. Some patients benefit from adjunctive radiation and/or chemotherapy. ...Read more

Cystectomy (Definition)

Surgical removal of the urinary bladder. The bladder is usually removed for cancer when the tumor is aggressive or other means have ...Read more