Treatment options and prognosis depend on the stage of the cancer and the patient’s age and general health. With greater public awareness, early detection is on the rise and mortality rates are declining. Additionally, new advances in medical technology are enabling cancer patients to return to active and productive lives after their treatment.
Detection of Prostate Cancer
There are two primary methods used to initially detect abnormalities in the prostate that may be cancerous. The first is the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Prostate cancer can often be found early by testing the amount of prostate-specific antigen in your blood. Prostate cancer may also be found by a digital rectal examination (DRE). If you have yearly examinations and either one of these test results becomes abnormal, any cancer that you may have has probably been found at an early, more treatable stage.
Since about 1990, when the use of early detection tests for prostate cancer became relatively common, the prostate cancer death rate has dropped.
The da Vinci Robotic Prostate treatment in India
Using a leading technology termed as da Vinci Prostatectomy in India, robotic prostate surgery, Indian surgeons now offer a minimally invasive option for prostatectomy. The greatest relative advantages are that its a major surgery performed through the smallest of incisions, it gives benefits of a definitive treatment but with the potential for significantly less pain, a shorter hospital stay, faster return to normal daily activities – as well as the potential for better clinical outcomes. Thus robotic da Vinci prostate treatment is the most sought after treatment in India by patients who cannot bear the treatment in their home country or by patients whose home countries do not offer such surgeries.
In prostate cancer treatment, millimeters matter. Nerve fibers and blood vessels are attached to the prostate gland. To spare these nerves, they must be delicately and precisely separated from the prostate before its removal. Surgeons use the precision, vision and control provided by da Vinci to assist them in removal of the cancerous prostate while preserving important nerves and blood vessels. In terms of cancer control da Vinci Prostatectomy has shown equal or lower rates of positive surgical margins i.e. meaning margins with cancer cells left behind.
Other great concerns for prostate cancer patients: urinary continence and sexual function after treatment. Studies show patients who undergo a da Vinci Prostatectomy may experience a faster return of urinary continence following surgery and a lower rate of urinary pain than radiation (brachytherapy) patients. Several studies also show that patients who are potent prior to surgery have experienced a high level of recovery of sexual function (defined as an erection for intercourse) within a year following da Vinci Surgery.
It is important to know that da Vinci Surgery does not place a robot at the controls; your surgeon is always in control of every aspect of the surgery with the assistance of the da Vinci robotic surgical system.
Benefits of undergoing a robotic prostate surgery
The benefits of such a surgery are numerous. Traditional surgery often requires a lengthy hospital stay and weeks of recovery. With minimally invasive surgery, the goal is to accomplish internal repair while leaving the body surface as natural as it was prior to surgery. Many procedures require fewer days in the hospital and promote reduced recovery time. Patients can often get back to their normal routines more quickly. Using a robotic-assisted, minimally invasive approach further minimizes the physical and emotional impact of surgery on patients. By dramatically enhancing visualization, precision, control and dexterity, the da Vinci System overcomes the limitations of traditional laparoscopic technology, helping physicians to perform complex surgery in a manner never before experienced.
The da Vinci Surgical System extends the surgeon’s capabilities to provide significant benefits like enhanced 3D view of the operating area, improved dexterity, greater surgical precision, improved access, increased range of motion and reproducibility.
By enhancing surgical capabilities, da Vinci Surgery offers a number of potential benefits, including less pain following the operation, less risk of infection, less anesthesia, less blood loss
Shorter hospital stay, faster and more complete recovery and quicker return to normal daily activities
Heal & Wheel India’s role in your surgical trip …
Before coming to India for the surgery you will be in constant communication with our expert panel of surgeons here in India, They will advise you to lose weight if you are overweight. Every minute detail will be taken care off before and after the surgery for example placing things within reach in your house, usage of raised toilet seats, shower table etc.
Heal & Wheel understands your emotional needs as much as your physical ones. Thus what we work hard to provide is peace of mind. With significant experience and expertise in medical procedures Heal and Wheel ensures you best quality medical treatment at most competitive prices coupled with the best recuperation vacation. We have tied up with the best in the Indian healthcare industry and deal only with internationally reputed experienced doctors with brilliant professional case histories.
We understand that security and hygiene are your utmost concerns. We have taken measures to ensure you the most hygienic and secure environs while you are with us in India. Heal and wheel is also famous for its excellent pre and post treatment follow up patient care services. We keep all your information confidential while closely following HIPAA standards. We remain in constant communication with your doctor back at home, both before and after your surgery in India.