Useful Information

Information for your Prostate Cancer journey

Step 1: Prostate Biopsy 

Download information pack on your upcoming Prostate Biopsy here.

Step 2: Choosing a Treatment

Download information pack on Choosing a Treatment here.

A document outlining our results and what you can expect is available here.

Step 3: Flexible Cystoscopy 

Download information pack on your upcoming Flexible Cystoscopy here.

Step 4: Radical Prostatectomy

Download information pack on your upcoming Radical Prostatectomy here.

A copy of our fees and charges is available here.

Step 5: Post Operative Recovery

Download information pack on Post Prostatectomy Incontinence here.

Download information pack on Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction here.

Download information pack on Post Radical Prostatectomy Sexual Function here.

Download information pack on Self-Injection of Intracaversonal Injection here.

RARP (Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy)

RARP is an operation to cure prostate cancer by the completely removing all of the prostate and the attached seminal vesicles. You will also have a vasectomy close to the prostate gland.

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Care of the Patient Undergoing RARP

Prostate cancer has many treatment options. In addition to open retropubic and perineal approaches to radical prostatectomy, laparoscopic robotic prostatectomy is available as a newer surgical option. Potential advantages of robotic surgery include reduced pain and trauma, less blood loss, reduced infection risk, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, and less scarring (Intuitive Surgical, 2005).

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DXT Disadvantages

  • Urinary and rectal side effects are common and long term
  • In high risk disease dose may not be sufficient
  • Dose escalation increases rectal toxicity
  • Late failure
  • Lack of second line options

Post Considerations After a GLL

GLL – GreenLight Laser Prostatectomy. This operation is done to remove prostate tissue which is obstructing the flow of urine from your bladder. The operation is done via the urethra by vaporising the obstructive prostate tissue.

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Post Considerations After a TURBT

TURBT – Transurethral Resection of a Bladder Tumour. This operation is done to remove a bladder tumour, it is done via the urethra.

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Post Considerations After a TURP

TURP – Transurethral Resection of the Prostate. This operation is done to remove prostate tissue which is obstructing the flow of urine from your bladder. The operation is done via the urethra.

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Calcium Oxalate

Calcium oxalate stones are the most common kidney stones in Western society. It is known that 40% of first time stone formers will develop another stone within two years of the initial attack. The information that follows is a guide to help you prevent another stone.

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Uric Acid Stone

Uric acid is a waste of protein metabolism. It is also present in large quantities in some foods. It causes problems because human do not possess the enzyme to digest it to a soluble or gout. Gout is a problem where uric acid crystals deposit in the joints, causing a painful inflammatory response.

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UTI Prevention

The vast majority of UTI’s are caused by bacteria from the bowels. Bacteria enter the bladder through the short urethra and if allowed to multiply, causes infection.

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