ROBOTIC ASSISTED RADICAL LAPAROSCOPIC PROSTATECTOMY 

Benign prostate enlargement

(BPE) is the medical term to describe an

enlarged prostate, a condition that can

affect how you pee (urinate).

BPE is common in men aged over 50. It's not a

cancer and it's not usually a serious threat to health.

Many men worry that having an enlarged prostate means they have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. This is not the case.

The risk of prostate cancer is no greater for men with an enlarged prostate than it is for men without an enlarged prostate.

Symptoms of benign prostate enlargement

The prostate is a small gland, located in the pelvis, between the penis and bladder.

If the prostate becomes enlarged, it can place pressure on the bladder and the urethra, which is the tube that urine passes through.

This can affect how you pee and may cause:  

  • difficulty starting to pee

  • a frequent need to pee

  • difficulty fully emptying your bladder

 

Causes of benign prostate enlargement

The cause of prostate enlargement is unknown, but it's believed to be linked to hormonal changes as a man gets older.

The balance of hormones in your body changes as you get older and this may cause your prostate gland to grow.

Diagnosing benign prostate enlargement

You might have several different tests to find out if you have an enlarged prostate.

A GP may do some of these tests, such as a urine test, but others might need to be done at a hospital.

Some tests may be needed to rule out other conditions that cause similar symptoms to BPE, such as prostate cancer.

Find out more about diagnosing benign prostate enlargement

Treating benign prostate enlargement

Treatment for an enlarged prostate will depend on how severe your symptoms are.

If you have mild symptoms, you do not usually need immediate treatment. Your doctor will agree with you if and when you need more check-ups.

You'll probably be advised to make lifestyle changes, such as:

Medicine to reduce the size of the prostate and relax your bladder may be recommended to treat moderate to severe symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

Surgery is usually only recommended for moderate to severe symptoms that have not responded to medicine.

Complications of benign prostate enlargement

Benign prostate enlargement can sometimes lead to complications, such as:

Acute urinary retention (AUR) is the sudden inability to pass any urine.

Symptoms of AUR include:

  • suddenly not being able to pee at all

  • severe lower tummy pain

  • swelling of the bladder that you can feel with your hands

Robotic-assisted radical laparoscopic prostatectomy is accomplished using the da Vinci® Surgical System, a sophisticated robotic surgery system that allows surgeons to operate on the prostate with enhanced vision, control and precision.

Using the advanced surgical system, miniaturized robotic instruments are passed through several small keyhole incisions in the patient’s abdomen to allow the surgeon to remove the prostate and nearby tissues with great precision. This is much less invasive than a conventional radical retropubic prostatectomy, which involves an abdominal incision that extends from the belly button to the pubic bone.

 

Although this surgery takes approximately 3 hours to perform, patients generally feel much better and have significantly fewer pain requirements in the early operative period. Unlike open surgery where the catheter stays in for two to three weeks, most Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy patients have their Foley catheters removed on the third day after surgery.

 

What are the advantages of this procedure?

 

Traditional surgery for tumor removal requires an eight-inch incision, at a minimum. The minimally invasive technique requires four or five tiny incisions (of less than half an inch) for the surgical instruments. Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy offers surgeons unparalleled visualization of the pelvic area, thus permitting precise removal of the prostate. Patients also experience significantly less blood loss.

Additionally, patients benefit from:

  • Reduced hospital stay (1½ days average) and faster healing

  • Less postoperative pain

  • Shorter recovery time

  • Quicker return to normal activity (one to two weeks) and work (two to three weeks)

  • Smaller incisions and less scarring required to obtain optimal results.

 

Average length of stay ın Istanbul

10 days

Length of stay in hospital

2 days

Anesthesia

1-2 hours General Anesthesia

BACK TO WORK

After 2 weeks

Global Patient Services

Each year, Our Clinic treats hundreds of patients from around the world. For patients who travel outside of their home country to receive services at a Istanbul location, our Global Patient Services team offers seamless care designed specifically to your unique needs and culture.

Experienced center

Our pioneer team has experience over 10 years. More than 30 operations are performed per month

Safe Procedure

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Our Surgeon

He was a member of the surgery team, that  performed the first Laparoscopic Metabolic Surgery (Diabetes Type 2) in 2009. He has performed more than 1000 Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeries.

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