More than two out of three patients require no narcotics after surgery and are able to manage pain with only ibuprofen, acetaminophen or no pain medication at all.
Pre- and post-operative education sessions for men undergoing prostatectomy have been shown to improve outcomes—what hasn’t been clear is why. A new study links preparedness before prostatectomy by tracking patient satisfaction up to one year after the surgery.
Office-based and surgical treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia cost the same as just a few years of combination medical therapy, a recent Cleveland Clinic study shows. The results should inform conversations with patients about upfront therapy options.
This video case study demonstrates the benefits of robot-assisted surgery for BPH, including excellent visualization and decreased blood loss, even in cases like this one with a large, 100+cc prostate.
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Surgery for BPH can help men averse to a lifetime of medication use avoid the hassle. This study helps answer the question: Which type of procedure is most effective in helping men discontinue meds?
A new study found that adjuvant radiotherapy (ART) for high-risk post-prostatectomy patients is associated with superior outcomes compared to early-salvage radiotherapy (ESRT) along three key parameters.
While patients with high-risk prostate cancer should receive prompt treatment, data suggest that patients and urologists need not rush others into treatment.
Study identifies factors predictive of prostate cancer-specific and all-cause mortality using a consortium database for post-prostatectomy salvage radiation therapy.
The robotic platform has aided dissection and reconstruction in confined anatomical spaces. Could it help overcome the anatomic challenges of the perineal approach to radical prostatectomy and potentially benefit patients?
A review of oncologic outcomes, toxicity and complications in Cleveland Clinic Florida patients who underwent either salvage robotic prostatectomy or salvage cryotherapy identified some apparent pluses for prostatectomy.