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Prostatectomy surgery is a prostate removal surgery used usually as a prostate cancer treatment or a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Prostatectomy procedure is a quite common one, with thousands of men undergoing it every year all around the world. There are a few prostatectomy types, varying with regard to the scope and the technique of prostatectomy surgery.

Prostatectomy Types
Prostatectomy types are separated according to their scope and technique used by the medical team. As for the scope of prostatectomy surgery, we can separate it into:
• Partial prostatectomy surgery – in this prostatectomy procedure only a part of patient’s prostate is removed
• Radical prostatectomy – in radical prostatectomy procedure, not only patient’s prostate but also surrounding tissues are removed.
With regard to the technique of prostatectomy surgery, we can mention prostatectomy types such as:
• Laparoscopic prostatectomy – on of the newest prostatectomy types. In laparoscopic prostatectomy procedure, doctors use a laparoscope, a medical device with a camera which helps to see the operation site. Thanks to the laparoscope, laparoscopic prostatectomy requires only a few small incisions instead of a big one.
• Robotic prostatectomy – in robotic prostatectomy doctors utilize robots to see the operation site and operate.
• Open prostatectomy surgery – this is the classical prostatectomy procedure, with one big cut performed in order to remove the prostate.

Prostatectomy Candidates

Candidates for prostatectomy surgery are usually people with prostate cancer or benign prostatic hyperplasia. While prostatectomy procedure is just one of the few prostate cancer treatment options, it is often the only way to stop or slow down the advanced prostatic cancer.

Am I Suitable for Prostatectomy?

For some patients with advanced prostatic cancer, it may be too late to undergo a prostatectomy surgery since it may cause more harm than good.

Preparing for Prostatectomy

While preparations for different prostatectomy types may vary, there are some key common points in them worth mentioning. Patients about to undergo a prostatectomy surgery are asked to provide a list of other medical conditions and medications taken for them in order for prostatectomy procedure to be properly prepared. Additionally, fasting for several hours before the prostatectomy is usually requested. Finally, some prostatectomy surgery patients are expected to undergo enema.

How is Prostatectomy Performed?

Depending on prostatectomy types, the prostatectomy procedure may take different forms but in principle, it is always the same. No matter whether robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic prostatectomy or open prostatectomy surgery, doctors attempt to remove part or the whole of one’s prostate, sometimes together with surrounding tissues. Some prostatectomy types take longer to perform than others but they guarantee shorter prostatectomy recovery time (it is especially true for robotic prostatectomy and laparoscopic prostatectomy).

Prostatectomy Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Patient is required to stay 1 to 3 nights in the hospital

Duration of Operation

90 to 120 minutes

Minimum Stay

1 to 2 weeks

Prostatectomy Recovery

Prostatectomy recovery time varies between prostatectomy types. Both scope (partial or radical prostatectomy) as the method of prostatectomy procedure (robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic prostatectomy, open prostatectomy) greatly affects the prostatectomy recovery. The shortest prostatectomy recovery time is estimated to be after robotic prostatectomy and laparoscopic prostatectomy. Similarly, prostatectomy recovery will last shorter after partial prostatectomy procedure rather than radical prostatectomy.

Prostatectomy Risks and Complications

While prostatectomy surgery is relatively safe, possible prostatectomy complications are worth taking under consideration. Prostatectomy complications may include excessive bleeding, infection, damage to nearby organs, as well as negative effects of anaesthesia.

Prostatectomy Side Effects

Apart from prostatectomy complications which are relatively rare, there are also prostatectomy side effects which may affect patients’ life after a prostatectomy. These include, among others:
• Erectile dysfunctions
• Urinary incontinence

Prostatectomy Success Rates

Success rates of prostatectomy surgery depend on prostatectomy types as well as on the type of medical conditions being the reason for prostatectomy procedure (prostate cancer or benign prostatic hyperplasia). However, generally speaking, more than 80% of prostate cancer patients survive more than 10 years after the procedure and 60% live 15 years and more.

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Prostatectomy Cost

Average Prostatectomy costs are € 5,856, based on Prostatectomy prices from 16 clinics. Cheapest Prostatectomy cost is € 3,551 where Prostatectomy prices can go up to € 7,009.

Prostatectomy prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Prostatectomy in Turkey is a popular option where Prostatectomy costs as low as € 3,551.

Please note that the Prostatectomy prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Prostatectomy procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Prostatectomy procedures. To receive a personalized Prostatectomy quote, please click HERE.

Prostatectomy FAQ

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What Is Prostatectomy Surgery?

Prostatectomy procedure is a surgery during which parts or the whole of the prostate are removed. It may be performed with the assistance of robots (robotic prostatectomy), a laparoscope (laparoscopic prostatectomy) or as a classical open prostatectomy procedure.

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Is Radical Prostatectomy Better than Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer?

More and more doctors claim that radical prostatectomy is better than radiation treatment for prostate cancer. However, the research in this topic still continues. Additionally, for advanced prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy may be the only solution.

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How Does a Life after a Prostatectomy Look Like?

Life after a prostatectomy is often pretty much the same as before it. However, some patients suffer from prostatectomy side effects such as erectile dysfunctions and urinary incontinence.