Radical prostatectomyAn effective treatment for helping to prevent prostate cancer from spreading to other areas
If you are in the early stages of prostate cancer it may be recommended that you have a radical prostatectomy to remove the prostate and surrounding tissue to help prevent it from spreading further.
We understand that this can be a distressing time for you and your loved ones, which is why we are here to support you every step of the way. Your Consultant will discuss your options with you and be able to advise on the type of prostate cancer treatment required for your condition.
Our specialists are with you every step of the way
Following your procedure, the tissue that has been removed will be sent to the laboratory for further analysis and you will spend one to two days resting in the hospital. Your Consultant will contact you to discuss the results, as well as options if further treatment is required, and can also help you to arrange further consultation if you are referred.
You can see expert consultants and have a range of scans and tests at either one of our facilities below. If you need a radical prostatectomy or any type of surgery, this will be carried out at KIMS Hospital in Maidstone.
KIMS Hospital, Maidstone
Sevenoaks Medical Centre
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Where will my surgery take place?
Radical prostatectomy surgery will be carried out at KIMS Hospital in Maidstone. Most outpatient appointments, including follow up appointments with your Consultant, can take place at either KIMS Hospital or Sevenoaks Medical Centre.
What does a radical prostatectomy involve?
The consultants carry out this procedure using laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.
With keyhole procedures, your Consultant will make four small cuts in your stomach area and remove the prostate using a thin, lighted tube with a small camera on the tip and special instruments including a robot to hold the camera, which is controlled by your Consultant, to reach the prostate.
The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and can take approximately two to three hours. A thin tube (catheter) will be inserted to drain urine into a bag and is normally removed about two weeks after your procedure. A drain will also be inserted in your stomach area to drain fluid from the wound; this will be removed the day after surgery. The tissue which has been removed will be sent to the laboratory for analysis.
How long will I stay in hospital?
Following your procedure, you will usually stay for one or two nights. The dedicated team of nurses and consultants will be here to support your needs and ensure you are making a good recovery.
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Please be aware, if you are requesting a diagnostic scan such as an MRI, or CT, you must have a referral from a relevant clinician or Allied Health professional such as a physiotherapist.