Backed by the latest scientific advancements that aim at offering unparalleled care and guidance to the patients, the Department of Urology at Vimhans Nayati Super Speciality Hospital is committed to excellence in healthcare. We offer a wide range of options for the treatment and management of various urologic conditions under one roof. These include medications, therapies as well as surgical procedures like prostate surgery. The prostate is a small gland found in the pelvic area of males, that is responsible for producing the semen.
Prostate surgery aims at treating any disease affecting the prostate, maintaining urinary continence, treating erectile dysfunction, halting the progress of a certain disease or relieving the symptoms associated with it.
Prostate surgery is usually recommended to treat any of the following 2 conditions:
- Prostate cancer – Prostate cancer is a malignancy that originates from the prostate cells and is usually a result of unhealthy changes in the DNA of the gland. Prostate cancer is listed amongst the to 10 cancers affecting Indian males and especially those above 65 years of age. The patient may not feel any symptoms during the early stages of cancer and these develop gradually as the cancer progresses.
- Enlarged prostate – As the name suggests, the condition is marked by a considerable increase in the size of the prostate gland. Also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the condition is not malignant and affects almost all the men as they grow older. BPH can block the flow of urine from the urinary bladder, thereby giving rise to serious complications.
State of the art surgical procedures offered at Vimhans Nayati:
- Open Prostatectomy – It is performed using the conventional method which involves larger cuts to directly access the prostate gland and remove it along with the surrounding tissues. This can be done via 2 approaches, both of which are carried out under general or local anaesthesia:
- Radical retropubic approach – The surgery is carried out by making an incision in between the belly button and the pubic bone. The surgery allows the doctors to remove the infected lymph nodes along with the prostate.
- Radical perineal approach – The surgery is carried out by making an incision in the space between the rectum and the scrotum. It is usually recommended to patients who do not qualify for the radical retropubic approach and does not involve the removal of the lymph nodes. The procedural period is short but there is an increased risk of erectile dysfunction.
- Laparoscopic surgery – It is performed using the new-age minimally invasive techniques that offer a lot of benefits like minimal bleeding, shorter procedural period, faster recovery and better access.
- Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy – The surgery is carried out by multiple small incisions to introduce the surgical tools inside the body, which are guided with the help of a tiny camera that helps to generate live images on a big screen.
- Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy – The procedure is highly advanced and involves the use of robotic arms which are controlled by the surgeon using a special console with a huge monitor attached to it. The procedure is carried out using high-resolution imaging guidance technique.