Prostate excision is a procedure performed in our clinic as part of one-day surgery. Prostate – or prostate gland – is located in the area of the bladder and surrounds the urethra. It is a small, very important gland – it produces seminal fluid, which is the basis of sperm and makes up about 15% of the semen volume. This fluid hides sperm produced in the testicles – it is in the form of a viscous, milky white liquid composed of enzymes and acids.
When the prostate becomes enlarged (i.e. due to cancerous growth) – the first observable symptom is problem with urination. Therefore, as soon as possible the treatment of ailments related to this gland should be successfully implemented. In this case consult a doctor – urologist. This is especially important if you suspect cancer, which a specialist detects by digital rectal examination and testing the level of the PSA hormone. The sooner we come for a consultation, the greater the likelihood of a cure.
The so-called dysuric disorders accompanying problems with prostate hyperplasia include:
It happens that prostatic hypertrophy requires its surgical removal. Before the surgery the doctor will order basic tests and discuss any other ailments during the consultation, and conduct an interview on the drugs taken on a regular basis. Based on the collected data qualification for the procedure takes place.
Prostate excision is performed under general anesthesia – the doctor can choose between two options: making an incision in the patient’s lower abdomen or conducting the procedure through the perineum. In the case of prostate cancer, the entire prostate is removed (the procedure is called radical prostatectomy), and in the next step, the doctor connects the urethra with the bladder and inserts a catheter allowing urination after the procedure. The operation takes from an hour to three hours.
Drains are connected to the operated site to remove exudate, blood and urine. They are disconnected on the second day after surgery. A catheter inserted by a doctor is needed by the patient for two to three weeks. You should drink only fluids (at least 2.5 liters per day after your prostatectomy), gradually replaced by liquid foods on the next day. After time indicated by the doctor, care should be taken to enrich the diet with high-protein dishes.
It is also important to follow the doctor’s instructions strictly, attend appointments and avoid physical exertion (lifting heavy objects, playing sports). Convalescence takes about two months. We invite you to consult our clinic.