Tag: Laparoscopic Prostatectomy

What every patient should know: there are TWO, not one prostate cancer operations

By Alan Doherty, consultant urologist, BPC In almost everything I read about prostate cancer, the discussion is about the operation for cancer of the prostate, medically termed the radical prostatectomy. In other words, a single, all encompassing operation for prostate cancer. This is wholly different to the discussions I have with my patients. In these […]

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How to choose between different types of prostate cancer surgery?

I frequently see patients who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, have decided on surgery, but are struggling with the choice of different types of surgery. Increasingly, there can be a choice, especially if patients seek opinions from two or three different urologists (which we certainly support). A common scenario might be: the patient sees […]

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Robotic surgery – the future for prostatectomy ?

Since the start of 2014, I have been carrying out prostatectomies using the robotic da Vinci system at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Robot-assisted surgery is the norm in America and in the UK, where a growing number of hospitals are investing in the da Vinci, many see it as the future and “gold standard”. My […]

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Prostate cancer testimonial – David Lehane

David Lehane is a 57-year-old dentist who had a nerve-sparing laparoscopic prostatectomy to treat prostate cancer in July 2009. Mr Lehane is an index patient, which means he is part of a follow-up study to assess the effectiveness of nerve-sparing surgery. He was also one of the first patients to leave hospital without a urethral […]

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Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy testimonial – Raymond Ledbrooke

Raymond Ledbrooke was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in August 2009. Mr Ledbooke describes his experience of prostate cancer, surgery and the support he received in order to regain his continence. Birmingham Prostate Clinic works closely with physiotherapists at the BMI Priory Hospital in order to provide post-operative support to […]

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What I should expect after a prostatectomy – Recovery

Patients often ask what should they expect after a prostatectomy – how long will recovery take and how long should they wait before undertaking certain activities. This guide has been written by Birmingham Prostate Clinic to help answer common questions and concerns. It is important to emphasise that every patient is different and your recovery […]

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Nerve-sparing prostatectomy testimonial – Dr R.Commander

When Dr Richard Commander was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he chose nerve-sparing prostatectomy. A nerve sparing prostatectomy involves precision surgery aimed at removing all the cancer cells and at the same time, preserving the adjacent nerves. This reduces the risk of impotence and incontinence. Surgeon Alan Doherty is one of the UK’s most experienced specialists […]

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Nerve-sparing prostatectomy testimonial – Andrew Burley

When Andrew Burley was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he chose nerve-sparing prostatectomy. A nerve sparing prostatectomy involves precision surgery aimed at removing all the cancer cells and at the same time, preserving the adjacent nerves. This reduces the risk of impotence and incontinence. Surgeon Alan Doherty is one of the UK’s leading specialists in nerve-sparing keyhole […]

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