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Prostate Surgery

Prostatectomy is the removal of the prostate by surgical incisions in abdomen or perineum, or small incisions and laparoscope use. Prostate Surgery

Prostatectomy is the removal of the prostate by surgical incisions in abdomen or perineum, or small incisions and laparoscope use.

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Prostatectomy Patients

Prostatectomy carries surgical risks and possible side effects so is usually recommended only for younger patients who are in otherwise good health. Prostatectomy Patients

Prostatectomy carries surgical risks and possible side effects so is usually recommended only for younger patients who are in otherwise good health.

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Prostate Removal

Length of prostatectomy surgeries, recovery times, and hospital stays vary according to specific prostatectomy procedure. Prostate Removal

Length of prostatectomy surgeries, recovery times, and hospital stays vary according to specific prostatectomy procedure.

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Prostatectomy
Survival Rates

Multiple long-term studies indicate recurrence-free success rates over 90%. Prostatectomy
Survival Rates

Multiple long-term studies indicate recurrence-free success rates over 90%.

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Risks of
Prostatectomy

Surgical complications, impotence, or incontinence may occur. Risks of
Prostatectomy

Surgical complications, impotence, or incontinence may occur.

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Results of Treating Prostate Cancer with Radical Laparoscopic Prostatectomy

“Radical Prostatectomy in the Management of Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer”
Guillonneau B, Cathelineau X, Doublet JD, et al.

Dr. Guillonneau and associates reported on 350 consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Among the first 70 patients, seven cases required doctors to convert to another treatment method. The average operating time consisted of 217 minutes including a lymphadenectomy in 21.4% of patients. For the remaining 200 patients, their operation took approximately 195 minutes. The average blood loss was 354mL and in the last 250 patients the transfusion rate reached 5.7% and 2.8%. During the operation, 14 patients (4%) experienced complications. Most patients stayed in the hospital following surgery at least 6 days. A total of 133 patients (85.5%) maintained continence, 59% experienced a postoperative erection among 22 selected consecutive patients.


"Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. Technical aspects and experience with 125 cases."
Turk I, Deger S. et al.

In the hopes of making radical laparoscopy prostatectomy a routine procedure Drs. Turk, Deger and associates conducted a study of 125 patients who received this form of prostate cancer treatment from 1999 to 2000. This included only patients with prostate cancer T1 stage or T2 stage. At an average PSA of 10.5ng/mL, 44% of patients had undergone previous abdominal and 19% previous transurethral surgery. No conversion to open surgery was needed. The average operating time consisted of 255 minutes, the last 40 procedures taking 200 minutes. Average blood loss was 185mL and two patients required a blood transfusion postoperatively. Patients stayed in the hospital approximately 8 days following prostate surgery. During the operation, 5 patients (4%) experienced complications and afterwards complications were seen in 13 patients (10.4%). Six months after surgery 86% of the patients experienced urinary continence. In some instances it has been possible to preserve the neurovascular bundle and sexual potency.

 
 
 
 

 
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