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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. ... Show More
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Inje University – Haeundae Paik Hospital
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  • Inje University–Haeundae Paik Hospital is a super-specialty hospital that was opened to public in 2010 and is equipped with the most advanced equipment and latest medical technologies. In its first year of commencement, the hospital made significant progress, in that it carried out the first kidney transplant operation, carried out the first robotic surgery, opened a thyroid center and a Gamma Knife center. In 2014, it carried out Radiation Oncology Truebeam Operation. It also opened a nursing care ward in 2017, followed by the expansion of bronchoscopy room in 2018. 
  • In 2012, it was designated as an excellent hospital for tuberculosis control in Busan. 
  • The hospital has 44 departments, 15 special centers and clinics to offer treatments for various medical conditions. As of 2010, the bed capacity was +1,000. 
  • The hospital provides a one-stop service in specialised services for organ transplantation center, shock trauma center and robot surgical center. 
  • Some of the high-tech equipment in the hospital are 3-D movement analysis system, Radiation therapy equipment and the Da Vinci surgical system.
  • The hospital is located in a cosmopolitan area and is fitted with a curtain wall and an individual heating system. The hospital is so designed as to incorporate plenty of nature's beauty into it. It is the first hospital in the world to have an entire floor of alkaline seaside hot springs. This makes the hospital stay for a patient truly salubrious. 
  • The hospital's International Health Care Center was set up to make healthcare available to even non-Koreans. The center has onboard doctors and nurses who are fluent in various foreign languages. The center considers international patients with Korean Health Insurance and accepts most foreign health insurance. 
Kosin University – Gospel Hospital
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  • Kosin University – Gospel Hospital (KUGH) is a super-specialty tertiary hospital established in 1951 for war-ravaged impoverished civilians with a rich legacy of 65 years. 
  • The hospital has 40 departments and 15 special centers and clinics offering treatments for multiple advanced medical conditions. 
  • Kosin University – Gospel Hospital's infrastructure comprises around 1,000 beds and a highly experienced staff of 1,600 professionals including 250 medical professors. 
  • Some of its latest medical equipments include Oncothermia, PET-CT, X-Knife, 3.0T MRI and Computed Tomography (CT).  
  • The hospital's International Health Center including Health Promotion Center is dedicated towards providing personalised medical care for foreigners. The center especially caters to patients speaking English, Russian and Mongolian. The center has inpatient and outpatient departments. 
  • The hospital also runs a Health Promotion Center to give systematic health management treatments and services. 
  • The hospital offers a comfortable and pleasant stay to all its patients.
Konkuk University Medical Centre
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  • Founded in 1931, the new Konkuk University Medical Centre (KUMC) was opened in August 2005. With a mission to promote a healthy community, it prides itself in its "high-quality care, education, and research."
  • Being a multispeciality Hospital, it has 31 Clinical departments and 23 Centres. It excels in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In fact, in 2019, it received an award from the Minister of Health and Welfare for its merit on the acute cardioplegia examination. It also received a first rating on its assessment of breast and stomach cancers. The Stroke Centre also obtained a certification from the Korean Stroke Society.
  • It has an International Health Centre with staff fluent in English, Russian, and Chinese. It also has a Health Centre with cutting-edge medical devices and personalised packages suited for the patient's lifestyle.
  • In 2018, it received a first rating for 4 major cancers (colorectal, breast, lung, and stomach) in the adequacy assessment.
  • It is a certified senior-friendly hospital, the first in Korea. It also received a certification from the UNICEF as a baby-friendly hospital.
  • The Hospital is equipped with ultra-modern machines like the da Vinci Xi system which enables the surgeon to accurately operate. This robotic surgery empowers them to have the highest success rate and the safest robotic-assisted surgery to date. 
  • It also launched the first liquid pathology laboratory in Korea.
  • In 2014, it received the first-class rating for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and lung cancer evaluation by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRAS). The Ministry of Justice designated the Hospital as an “Excellent Medical Tourism Institution.” Moreover, it received a first rating in the 12 categories of the 2013 medical adequacy assessment by HIRA.
  • It is the first Korean hospital to obtain the Occupational Safety Management System (KOSHA 18001) certification.
  • In 2012, it was evaluated as the lowest operative mortality rate in the 3 major cancers (stomach, liver, and colorectal) by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRAS).

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Pre Procedure

1. What is Prostatectomy?

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.

2. Why prostatectomy is being done?

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.

3. Is prostatectomy a major surgery?

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.

4. How serious is a prostatectomy?

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 Procedure

1. Which anaesthesia is being used for prostatectomy?

Prostatectomy is being done under general anaesthesia, one night before the procedure you will be prescribed with antibiotics for preventing infection.

2. How simple prostatectomy surgery is being done?

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.

3. How prostatectomy is being done?

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.

Post Procedure

1. What are the side effects of a prostatectomy?

Side effects of prostatectomy includes bleeding, urinary tract infection, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, narrowing of the urethera or formation of cyst.

2. What is the result of prostatectomy surgery?

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.

3. How much time is needed for recovery after prostatectomy?

It will take around four weeks after the surgery to recover completely.

4. What can you not do after prostate surgery?

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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