Minimally invasive prostate surgery
If an elevated PSA level or DRE? a biopsy of the prostate is recommended to ensure that no prostate cancer is overlooked.
The removal of tissue from the prostate is a short procedure in which an ultra-thin needle tissue is used, via the rectum, to take a small biopsy of prostate tissue. Following this procedure you will need to take an antibiotic for 3 days.
The procedure takes 10 minutes and is performed gently, with minimal pain experienced during the surgery. The biopsy result is after 2 business days.
ChecklistTargeted ultrasound prostate biopsy:
Prior to surgery
Prostate carcinoma is the most frequent malignant tumor in males. Today, through the help of improved diagnostic procedures and methods of early diagnosis, this tumor can be cured in most cases – requiring an operation that completely removes the prostate.
The prostate can be removed using different forms of open surgery, but nowadays also by using laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. In this procedure, five small incisions provide access for medical instruments to remove the prostate in a vessel sparing and precise fashion, minimizing the risk of postoperative incontinence and impotence.
The operation usually takes about two hours and is performed under general anesthesia. The average length of the hospital stay is about six days. The small staples that close the wound are removed 10 days after surgery.
Checklist for laparoscopic prostatectomy
Prior to surgery
Laboratory & PSA test results, chest x-ray, clearance for surgery, prostate biopsy & bone scan results, CT reports
Admission: the day before surgery
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