Prostatectomy

Prostatectomy

After The Procedure

The majority of patients stay in the hospital for one to five days. After laparoscopic surgery, you can go home the day after the procedure.

You will be instructed to stay in bed until the morning after the procedure. You are advised to move around as much as you can.

Your nurse will assist you in changing positions in bed and teach you simple exercises to maintain blood flow. You must do these actions every 1 to 2 hours.

After the procedure you may:

  • Put on special stockings on your legs to reduce the risk of blood clots.
  • Be given pain medication through your veins or mouth.
  • Experience spasms in your bladder.
  • Have a catheter in your bladder by the time you return home.

Outlook

The surgical procedure will ideally get rid of the cancer cells. But your doctor will keep an eye on you closely to ensure the cancer does not return. You will have routine checkups as well as prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood tests.

Take the first step and contact us through our no-cost virtual consultation. During this process, we will recommend options that will work best for you. Every client is different, so our virtual consultants and surgeons tailor the procedure to match each person’s needs.

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