Recommended For Open Prostatectomy
Open prostatectomy may relieve some prostate-related health concerns which are;
- Enlarged prostate
- Urinary concerns such as recurrent infections, urinary retention, and others
- Prostate cancer
As open prostatectomy method may be a solution to all those problems, your professional will choose your necessity to get the treatment. The selection of open prostatectomy over others depends on the experience of your professional or the necessity to use this technique for specific medical conditions.
Discharge From Hospital
Patient is required to stay 1 to 3 nights in the hospital
Duration Of Operation
90 to 120 minutes
1 to 2 weeks
Prostatectomy is a surgery to remove the prostate. It is a fairly widespread way to fight with cancer of prostate. From numerous types of prostatectomy method such as robotic prostatectomy and transurethral prostatectomy, open prostatectomy is the one that is oldest and classical. Based on the domain of this surgery, there are also types of prostatectomy which are;
- Simple Prostatectomy: Removing theinner parts of the prostate gland
- Partial Prostatectomy: Removing some parts of the prostate which have prostate tumors that are benign
- Radical prostatectomy: Removing the entire prostate along with the surrounding tissues
As a result of the improvement of medical tourism, the increasing number of person choose open prostatectomy abroad. This attraction to foreign countries is also due to the lower prices and comparable quality of the surgery. Moreover,the beauty of countries such as Turkey, Spain, and others makes them a wonderful place to undergo prostatectomy recovery.
How It Is Performed
During open prostatectomy procedure, your medical team will open the abdomen through an incision and proceed to remove the prostate or its part. After that, they attach the urethra to the bladder and close the incision.
The recovery period of open prostatectomy is somewhat longer than robotic-assisted and laparoscopic prostatectomy because the incision is larger. 6 weeks is the general full recovery time from open prostatectomy.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.