Prostate cancer surgery

Prostate cancer surgery in Ludhiana, Punjab

Overview

Prostate cancer surgery in Ludhiana, Punjab, Surgery is the common choice to cure prostate cancer if it has not spread outside the prostate gland. The main surgical procedure for prostate cancer is a radical prostatectomy. During the surgery, the surgeon will remove the prostate gland and some of the tissues around it & seminal vesicles.

What is Radical Prostatectomy?

A more traditional approach to prostatectomy is known as open prostatectomy. The surgeon will make a single long incision to remove the prostate as well as nearby tissues. This surgical procedure is done less as compared to the past.
In a laparoscopic prostatectomy, a small incision is made with special tools to take the prostate. The surgeon will hold the tool directly or he uses a control panel. To do the surgery, this method has become famous in recent times. When the surgery is done by the professional, the results of radical prostatectomy is similar to open surgery.

Radical retropubic prostatectomy

For this open surgery, an incision is made in the lower abdomen from the belly button to the pubic bone. The patient will be either given epidural anesthesia or general anesthesia along with the sedation.
It might be possible cancer can spread to the lymph nodes and the surgeon might remove them. If it has cancer cells, the surgeon will remove them. The removal of the prostate will lead to serious side effects. After the prostate removal, you will be under anesthesia and in the penis, the catheter is put to help you drain the bladder. It will be there for around 1 to 2 weeks. Your doctor will let you know when you can get back to your normal working regime.

Radical perineal prostatectomy

During this approach, an incision is made between the scrotum and anus. This approach is not used that often because it leads to erection issues, and lymph nodes cannot be removed. If you do not need lymph nodes to be removed and do not worry about erection then this surgery is best. Additionally, if you have other medical conditions this surgery is recommended.
Following the surgery, you will be under anesthesia and a catheter is put in the penis to drain the bladder. Once the catheter is removed, you can urinate on your own. You need to limit the activities for a few weeks.

What are the risks associated with prostate surgery?

The risks with any type of radical prostatectomy are much like those with major surgical procedures. Some of the problem during or following the surgery includes:

  • Reaction to anesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Nearby organs getting damaged
  • Blood clots.
  • Infection at the surgical site.

It is rare that a part of the intestine can get injured which can lead to abdominal infection and surgery might be needed to fix the issue. With laparoscopy and robotic surgery, intestine injuries are common. The risk factors also depend on your age, health conditions, and overall health.
For more information about the surgery and to get the best treatment plan, visit Astha Hospital.

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