Prostate Cancer Surgery Cost In United Arab Emirates

Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery in United Arab Emirates: Detailed Overview



Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that occurs in prostate gland cells, which is found only in males.
It is recommended in patients where cancer is not metastasized.


The most common procedure is a Radical Prostatectomy. It can be performed as open or robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery.

In Laparoscopic Prostatectomy, the surgeon makes several small incisions instead of one big incision and uses a particular long surgical instrument to remove the prostate, whereas, in open surgery, the surgeon makes incisions in the lower abdomen.

If there is a reasonable chance cancer might have spread to nearby lymph nodes, the surgeon may also remove some of these lymph nodes at this time.

The nodes are sent to the lab to see if they have cancer cells. If cancer cells are found in any nodes, the surgeon might not continue the surgery. This is because it's doubtful that cancer can be cured with surgery, and removing the prostate could lead to serious side effects.

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The cost of Prostate Cancer includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost may include digital rectal exam (DRE), prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, and imaging tests such as X-ray, CT, and MRI

  • Surgery cost (Depends upon the type and size of the tumor and the extent to which the tumor has spread)

  • Type of Surgery [Radical Prostatectomy or Laparoscopic Prostatectomy]

  • Post-Operative cost (there might be a need for Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy before or post-surgery)

  • Medicines 

  • Patient's hospital stay 

Factors affecting cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing, or Single room)

  • The stage and type of cancer

  • Patients may require repeated investigation through PET CT and related tests  Post-surgery / Chemotherapy / Radiation Therapy

  • Any additional tests may be required, such as ECG or blood tests

  • An extended stay at the Hospital (Generally, the stay is around 1-2 days)

  • Cost of accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident [may take longer duration in case of chemotherapy or radiotherapy sessions]

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Radical prostatectomy's primary possible side effects are urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

These side effects can also occur with other forms of prostate cancer treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to Prostate Cancer Surgery Cost

A digital rectal exam (DRE) can help detect abnormalities in the shape, texture, or size of the gland. A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is also done to find prostate infection, enlargement, inflammation, or cancer. Other than this, imaging tests such as X-ray, CT, MRI, and PET help understand if cancer has spread. The package typically doesn’t include the cost of these tests.

Alprostadil is one medication used for treating prostate cancer. You may also receive IV pain medications prescribed by your doctor to help alleviate pain at home.These medicines are not covered in the package price.

You need to take the medicines prescribed by your doctor in case you experience pain. It is crucial to let your doctor know if your pain worsens or doesn’t improve with the medication and treatment plan given to you. The medicines are not covered in the package and you must pay additionally for anything bought outside the hospital.

The hospital stay is usually 1 to 2 days, which is covered in the package. It is followed by a four to six week recovery period, which the patient has to incur on their own.

Most health insurance plans cover prostate cancer surgery, though some policies generally pay only for hospital surgical center cost, anesthesia costs, and equipment costs, and not the entire cost of treatment. Please check with your provider before selecting a treatment plan.

Nonsurgical treatment options for prostate cancer with minimally invasive technique include brachytherapy and cryotherapy. Treatments like radiation, proton beam radiation, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and bisphosphonate therapy may also be used instead of surgery.

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