The urinary system includes three main components: the kidneys, the bladder and the ureters. In males, it also includes the prostate- a male reproductive gland. Surgery around the male reproductive organs and urinary tract requires precision. Conditions like prostate cancer, trouble with urination, and bladder and kidney cancer require special care not to damage complicated tissues and nerves surrounding
Grandview Medical Center offers surgical care designed to treat urological conditions quickly
The prostate is a male reproductive gland that produces a fluid found in semen. Located below the bladder and in front of the rectum, the prostate surrounds the urethra – the tube that empties urine from the bladder. Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland and may spread to surrounding structures.
If you have an early diagnosis of prostate cancer, there is usually a range of treatment options. These may include conservative management, radiation therapy with external bream therapy or brachytherapy, cryosurgery and surgical removal of the prostate through a procedure called prostatectomy.
Open urologic surgery in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery, and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function. Surgeons at Grandview Medical Center utilize minimally invasive robotic surgery for prostatectomies.
Robotic surgery may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.