Tag: Radical 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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Birmingham Prostate Clinic Information & Factsheets

We have developed a selection of online factsheets and articles, containing clear and useful information on the many conditions we treat, and the range of treatments we provide. Browse the selections below to read information provided by the Birmingham Prostate Clinic’s multidisciplinary team of specialists. Patient information Stages of prostate cancer assessment infographic Xgeva for […]

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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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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 every man should know about prostate cancer

What is my risk of prostate cancer? Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer, affecting one in every nine men. Your personal risk doubles if you have a first degree relative (father or brother) with the disease, particularly if they develop prostate cancer before the age of 60. Prostate cancer risk is also increased […]

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Why pelvic floor exercises benefit men as well as women

The benefits of pelvic floor exercises for women, particularly after childbirth, are well established. However these simple exercises are also very valuable for men following prostatectomy (the removal of the prostate due to a diagnosis of cancer). During the first few weeks after a prostatectomy, almost all patients experience some urinary incontinence. This is because […]

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