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What are prostatectomy options?

What are prostatectomy options?

Several: 1) don't have it, get radiation, cryo, hormones or do watchful waiting. 2) open 3) laprascopic 4) robotic (davinci) assisted lap 5) perineal (not a lot of people do this). ...Read more

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Dr. David Samadi
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Prostatectomy (Definition)

Prostatectomy generically refers to total or partial removal of the prostate gland by surgical or endoscopic means for benign or malignant conditions. More commonly it refers to radical prostatectomy, an operation to treat prostate cancer, though in the past, endoscopic prostatectomy (TURP) for enlarged prostate (BPH) was a more common operation ...Read more


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Is there any pain involved in a prostatectomy?

Is there any pain involved in a prostatectomy?

Yes: Unfortunately all surgical procedures have pain associated with them. Both open and robotic approaches have some degree of pain though robotic has typically less. Fortunately, the pain is typically tolerable with either approach. ...Read more

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How long is prostatectomy surgery?

How long is prostatectomy surgery?

Varies from person: Varies from person to person, but is usually three to four hours. ...Read more

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Do people with prostatectomy have a lot of pain?

Do people with prostatectomy have a lot of pain?

Not usually: Pain is not typically a prominent feature of prostatectomy (assuming you mean radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer). Pain may be slightly less with minimally invasive (robotic) approach vs. Traditional open surgery, but perhaps discomfort is a better term in either case. Significant pain may be a potential cause for concern. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between prostatectomy and thyroidectomy?

Please help! what is the difference between prostatectomy and thyroidectomy?

2 different glands!!: Prostate near urethra behind pubic bone; thyroid just above sternal notch in neck; ..Ectomy means 'removal of'. ...Read more

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How long would it take until anesthesia passes (when would he wake up) after a prostatectomy?

How long would it take until anesthesia passes (when would he wake up) after a prostatectomy?

5 Minutes: Most patients are awake almost immediately after anesthesia. However, the effects last several hours making the patient's sleepy and groggy. Often patients have no memory of being in recovery room, and this is the lingering effects of the anesthesia. This situation is compounded by the pain medications/narcotics that you will have after the surgery. ...Read more

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Prostatectomy, how long before i can get an erection if the nerves were spared and why so long a recovery?

Prostatectomy, how long before i can get an erection if the nerves were spared and why so long a recovery?

Prostatectomy: It may take up to two years, in younger males it may be less. Sparing the nerves does not guarantee that you will get erections. ...Read more

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What to do about prostatectomy, how long untill I can get an erection if the nerves were spared and why so long a recovery.?

What to do about prostatectomy, how long untill I can get an erection if the nerves were spared and why so long a recovery.?

Here are some ...: What you referred to is radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer (P-Ca), which can be done with nerve-sparing techniques, but not always resulting in the outcome as commonly wished due to multiple intraoperative factors such as surgeon's proficiency and anatomical variations. As a result, inevitable direct or indirect injury to pudendal nerve & vessels may occur. ...Read more

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I had a radical retropubic prostatectomy about 4 years ago and now have developed peyronies disease. Could there be a link between them?

I had a radical retropubic prostatectomy about 4 years ago and now have developed peyronies disease. Could there be a link between them?

Peyronies: 4 years after the surgery, it is unlikely that the new onset of peyronies disease is related. The only exception i can imagine is if you are using tri-mix injections for ed, scars may have formed at repeated injection sites. ...Read more

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