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What is Prostatectomy?
Prostatectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland. This procedure is performed to treat urinary retention, prostate cancer, or other cancers of the pelvis.
How is the Procedure Performed?
Prostatectomy can be performed in two ways. It can be done by making an incision either in the lower abdomen and remove the damaged part of the gland or through the skin between the scrotum and rectum to remove the gland.
Who is the Right Doctor for Prostatectomy?
A board-certified urologist who has expertise in performing surgical procedures is the right doctor for Prostatectomy.
What is the Usual Success Rate for this Procedure?
The 10-year survival rate post Prostatectomy is exceptionally good and close to 90%.
Urinary tract infection, bleeding, erectile dysfunction, lymphocele are some of the complications that may occur after Prostatectomy.
Prostatectomy in Malaysia
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Doctors for Prostatectomy in Malaysia
NephrologistConsultant, 23 years of experience
- Dr. Murali Sundram is a skilled Urologist in Malaysia with over 23 years of expertise.
- He specializes in Cystectomy, General Urology Procedures, Partial Nephrectomy, Paediatric, Prostatectomy, Pyeloplasty, Radical Nephrectomy.
- He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Australia).
- Dr. Murali Sundram has several publications, journals and articles to his name.
- He has completed an MBBS from the University of Malaya, Malaysia.
- He has a Fellowship in Paediatric Urology from the Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia.
- He has done Fellowship in Adult Urological from the Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia.
- He has a Robotic Fellowship from the Severance Hospital (University of Yonsei, South Korea).
- He has obtained FRCS from Edinburgh and Glasgow, UK.
- Dr. Murali Sundram is well-versed in Bahasa Malaysia, Tamil and English.
Before Prostatectomy - Most Frequently Asked Questions
Prostatectomy is a surgical procedure which is being done for the partially or completely removing the prostate. The procedure of prostatectomy is also being done for treating prostate cancer or benign prostatic hyperplasia. In prostatectomy a small surgical incision is being made and the entire prostate gland is being removed.
Mainly the process of prostatectomy is being used for treating the localized prostate cancer but it can be used alone or in combination with radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other hormonal therapy.
Yes, prostatectomy is a major surgery because the entire prostate gland as well as surrounding tissues are being removed. You can expect some soreness and pain after surgery.
The risk of prostatectomy is very rare, death or any serious disability caused by this disease are very rare. If it is done by skilled surgeons then the risks will be rare because the important nerves pass through the prostate on the way to penis.
During the Prostatectomy - Most Frequently Asked Questions
Prostatectomy is being done under general anaesthesia, one night before the procedure you will be prescribed with antibiotics for preventing infection.
In simple prostatectomy surgery a long flexible tube called as cystoscope is being inserted through the tip of your penis to see inside of urethera, bladder and the prostate gland. After that a tube is being inserted into the tip of your penis which extend into the bladder for draining urine. When the part of your prostate is removed which is causing symptoms then one or two temporary drain tubes may be inserted through that puncture in your skin. One tube will go directly into the bladder and the other goes into the area where prostate was removed.
Radical prostatectomy is being done to remove the entire prostate gland and the surrounding lymph nodes for treating men with localized prostate cancer. Prostatectomy is being done by different techniques:
- Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy- In this technique the surgeon makes five to six small incision in the lower part of your abdomen to remove the prostate. When robotic device is being used it allows more precise movement with surgeon’s hand.
- Open radical prostatectomy- In this procedure an incision is being made in the lower part of your abdomen for removing the prostate. This procedure is being recommended for men having severe urinary symptoms and enlarged prostate gland.
After Prostatectomy - Most Frequently Asked Questions
Side effects of prostatectomy includes bleeding, urinary tract infection, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, narrowing of the urethera or formation of cyst.
If you have undergone robotic assisted prostatectomy it will reduce your pain, blood loss, reduce trauma to tissue. In simple prostatectomy you will get relief from urinary symptoms because of the enlarged prostate.
It will take around four weeks after the surgery to recover completely.
You should not do any strenuous activity or lift any heavy objects for minimum one month after surgery. Many people take three to four weeks to recover completely.
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