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What is Prostate?

The prostate is a secondary sexual organ found in all male mammals. In the human, the prostate is


 

What are the diseases of Prostate?

Prostatitis, an inflammation of the prostate, is seen in relatively young men. Benign enlargement


 

What is PSA?

PSA (prostate-specific antigen) is a protein produced by the cells of the prostate. PSA is found


 

Is enlarged prostate cancerous?

No. The more common  enlargement of prostate is non cancerous.


 

Can a men develop cancer even after surgery for BPH?

Yes, the cancer develops in outer part of prostate which is not removed in surgery of BPH. That&r


 

How the cancer is finally confirmed?

Once suspected, urologist does prostatic biopsy. This is done under ultrasound guidance using an


 

What is cancer grade? What is cancer stage?

Grade is a description of the cancer cells as they appear under a microscope and is assigned by a


 

What is a radical prostatectomy?

The radical prostatectomy is surgicalremoval of the prostate, seminal vesicles, tips of the vas d


 

What are the chances survival after radical prostatectomy?

This depends on the severity of the prostate cancer(grade) and assessment of completion of proced


 

Is additional treatment required after radical prostatectomy?

Sometimes it is discovered on pathology that disease has not been removed completely due to local


 

What is an RRP?

The RRP is a minimal access method for radical prostatectomy. More commonly it is called Robotic


 

How is RRP different from open radical prostatectomy?

RRP and open radical prostatectomy both physically remove the entire prostate. In their goal 


 

Does RRP remove the whole prostate?

Yes. RRP removes the prostate, seminal vesicles, ends of the vas deferens, and, lymph nodes if re


 

What are the benefits of RRP?

RRP has two great advantages besides small cut, less pain, early recovery -

1)  Very


 

Who is a candidate for RRP?

Anyone diagnosed with localized prostate cancer who is fit for surgery will benefit from RRP. RRP


 

Does RRP Require Anesthesia?

Yes. RRP is done under general anesthesia.


 

What are the risks of RRP?

RRP is major surgery, done under general anesthesia and carrying the general risks of any major o


 

Does it requires catheter or tubes?How long the catheter stays in?

The catheter is put after surgery and usually removed in 7-10 days.


 

What can I expect after the catheter comes out?

Almost all patients have some incontinence when the catheter comes out. Continence function retur


 

What is the long-term followup after RRP?

Periodic measurement of blood PSA, is the most sensitive indicator of cancer recurrence.