Commonly Asked Questions


Commonly Asked Questions

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How do I know if I have an enlarged prostate?

Benign prostatic enlargement can present in several different ways. Initially men may notice that they experience a reduction in flow or pressure. This can be associated with an increase in daytime frequency and more night time visits to the toilet

Do men need to have radiotherapy after a robotic prostatectomy?

Radiotherapy is not routinely given following a robotic radical prostatectomy. There are certain circumstances where it maybe needed. In particular, this may be required, when more aggressive prostate cancer features are encountered. The features of each man’s disease...

What should a man do after a robotic radical prostatectomy?

The two most important things to do after a robotic prostatectomy are to drink lots of water and to do lots of walking in the first week in particular. This allows a man’s bowel function to recover quicker, encourages the blood flow and facilitates a quicker recovery.

How many incisions are made for a robotic prostatectomy?

6 small incisions are made to facilitate robotic prostate removal. There is always a risk with any type of keyhole surgery that conversion to an open operation maybe required, however at the time of writing this has never been required in Dr Chabert’s series.

Is there much pain after a robotic radical prostatectomy?

Is there much pain after a robotic radical prostatectomy? No, most men can be managed with simple tablets for pain relief. Men are usually discharged from hospital with an anti-inflammatory, paracetamol, stool softner and a stronger pain killing tablet to be taken if...