Laparoscopic prostatectomy is a minimally invasive procedure performed in patients with prostate cancer. It allows for a faster recovery compared to a traditional, open operation. During a laparoscopic prostate operation, instead of one large incision, the surgeon makes a few, usually five, small ones. To access the prostate, the doctor uses a wand-like apparatus called a laparoscope. It has a camera, a light, and a cutting device at one end. The surgeon puts it through the small incisions.

Laparoscopic prostate surgery can be performed either under general anaesthesia or with spinal anaesthesia. The first one puts You to sleep, while the latter numbs the lower half of Your body. Abdominal surgeries, like laparoscopic prostatectomy, are typically done under general anaesthesia. Spinal anaesthesia is a good alternative for patients with contraindications to general anaesthesia. Based on Your previous medical history, Your doctor will choose the best pain control method for You.

During laparoscopic prostatectomy, the surgeon first makes a series of small incisions to gain access to Your prostate. Then, he removes it using a cutting instrument and a tissue retrieval apparatus that are located at the end of the laparoscope. After that, the doctor reconnects the bladder to the urethra. To finish up the procedure, the surgeon inserts a catheter into the bladder in order to let the area heal more easily.

Your doctor will advise You about any additional tests that You might need to undergo. He will also provide You with instructions regarding Your diet. You can not eat anything for eight hours prior to the surgery. If You take any daily medications, Your doctor may advise You to stop them or alter their doses.

The laparoscopic method gives the doctor better insight into the surgical field and accelerates the patient’s recovery, although it is more difficult and requires a lot of experience. In KCM Clinic hospital, the surgeons who perform laparoscopic prostate surgery are highly specialised. Thanks to that, after the procedure You will most likely feel quite well in a matter of few days.

 

You ought to spend the first night after the operation in a hospital. The nurse will help You to move around so that You do not develop any blood clots. On the second day, if there are no complications, You will be released home. You will still have a catheter inserted. It should be removed after 7-10 days. It is better if You do not strain Yourself for at least a month. Then, You will be able to return to work and Your life will get back to normal.

It is crucial to answer any questions that Your doctor may ask You before the procedure. He needs to know Your previous health history. Be sure to tell him about the medicaments that You take. The surgeon might advise You to stop them prior to the operation. Always follow those recommendations. If You have any questions or concerns, discuss them with a healthcare professional.

About the procedure

Laparoscopic prostate surgery can be performed either under general anaesthesia or with spinal anaesthesia. The first one puts You to sleep, while the latter numbs the lower half of Your body. Abdominal surgeries, like laparoscopic prostatectomy, are typically done under general anaesthesia. Spinal anaesthesia is a good alternative for patients with contraindications to general anaesthesia. Based on Your previous medical history, Your doctor will choose the best pain control method for You.

During laparoscopic prostatectomy, the surgeon first makes a series of small incisions to gain access to Your prostate. Then, he removes it using a cutting instrument and a tissue retrieval apparatus that are located at the end of the laparoscope. After that, the doctor reconnects the bladder to the urethra. To finish up the procedure, the surgeon inserts a catheter into the bladder in order to let the area heal more easily.

Preparation

Your doctor will advise You about any additional tests that You might need to undergo. He will also provide You with instructions regarding Your diet. You can not eat anything for eight hours prior to the surgery. If You take any daily medications, Your doctor may advise You to stop them or alter their doses.

Convalescence

The laparoscopic method gives the doctor better insight into the surgical field and accelerates the patient’s recovery, although it is more difficult and requires a lot of experience. In KCM Clinic hospital, the surgeons who perform laparoscopic prostate surgery are highly specialised. Thanks to that, after the procedure You will most likely feel quite well in a matter of few days.

 

You ought to spend the first night after the operation in a hospital. The nurse will help You to move around so that You do not develop any blood clots. On the second day, if there are no complications, You will be released home. You will still have a catheter inserted. It should be removed after 7-10 days. It is better if You do not strain Yourself for at least a month. Then, You will be able to return to work and Your life will get back to normal.

Precautions

It is crucial to answer any questions that Your doctor may ask You before the procedure. He needs to know Your previous health history. Be sure to tell him about the medicaments that You take. The surgeon might advise You to stop them prior to the operation. Always follow those recommendations. If You have any questions or concerns, discuss them with a healthcare professional.

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