Role of Reconstructive Urologist in Cancer Prostate Surgery

As human beings, we face several challenges in our lives. While some of them leave behind lessons to learn, others just leave the pain, scars, and in some cases, side-effects to deal with. A disease like prostate cancer falls in the second category, and even though you have a successful radical prostatectomy, adjusting to life after can be a little challenging, and then cancer prostate surgery.

For some patients, the emotional trauma of the treatment they have been through may not hit them until the treatment is finished. To others, addressing the side-effects of prostatectomy is a matter of concern and immediate focus.

Although prostate cancer treatment is lifesaving, it indeed takes a toll on the body. As a result, patients suffer from the disruption to normal urinary, bowel, and sex function. But just because you have to suffer from the side-effects doesn’t mean your hopes to lead a healthy and happy life have gone in vain. Just like cancer, every side-effect has a solution. Throughout this blog, you will learn about the side-effects of prostate surgery and the role of urologists in resolving them.

How do they detect prostate cancer nowadays?

Medical technology has become more advanced than ever, and thanks to them, doctors are now able to detect prostate cancer in both young and old patients before they even start showing symptoms. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test is one of the tests that aid doctors in detecting signs of early prostate cancer in patients. Those who are wondering what is Prostate-specific antigen should know it is a protein made by cells in the prostate gland. The higher the PSA level goes, the more chances you have of having prostate cancer.

As we know, our eating habits and lifestyle are essential factors that affect our health. However, in the last few years, there is a sudden increase in the number of prostate cancer patients despite their age, no surprise urologists like Dr. Gautam Banga are coming forward to help young patients live a healthy life after cancer prostate surgery.

Common surgery for prostate cancer is a radical prostatectomy. This is the procedure where the surgeon removes the entire prostate gland, seminal vesicles, and other lymph nodes. As a result, patients suffer from several post-surgery side-effects, including:

What are the possible side-effects of cancer prostate surgery?

  • 1. Urine incontinence
  • 2. Erectile dysfunction
  • 3. Stricture formation

Let’s read about them in detail to learn more.

1. Urine incontinence

One of the most common side-effects patients face after a successful cancer prostate surgery is urine incontinence. This is when a man has weak urine control, which can lead to urine leakage whenever he laughs, coughs, or sneezes. This happens because the sphincter that controls the flow of urine may not work properly in the 10 to 12 months after the surgery. However, patients who are suffering from it can be helped through a simple surgery that will give them control over urine. The two reliable solutions are:

First – Artificial urinary Sphincter: Out of 100, only one or two percent of patients suffer from the access or constant urine leakage. These patients are recommended Artificial urinary sphincters to gain complete urine control. An Artificial urinary Sphincter is a device made of silicone rubber and is used to treat urine incontinence.

Second – Male sling: On the other hand, men who are suffering from Urine incontinence but the amount of urine leakage is low, or it happens only when they sneeze, cough, or put force are recommended to go with a male sling. In the procedure, a synthetic mesh-like surgical tape is placed around the urethral bulb, slightly moving it into a new position to provide better urine control to the patient.

2. Erectile dysfunction

Nearly all the patients after prostate surgery experience erectile dysfunction that can last for a few months after the treatment. This happens because the prostate has nerves that are directly responsible for an erection, and sometimes during surgery, these nerves get damaged. As a result, the patient can no longer get a firm erection for intercourse for the first few months.

Although most of the patients return to their pre-treatment condition after some time (6 to 10 months), there are some patients who struggle with their erection. These patients are provided with medicine courses to improve their sexual health. However, if they still face an issue, then doctors recommend them Penile Implant By Dr. Gautam Banga that will aid them to live a normal sexual life ahead.

3. Stricture formation

Patients who go through radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer often suffer from stricture as a side effect of the entire treatment. A stricture, less widely known as a constriction, is a type of an abnormal narrowing passage in the body. Unfortunately, the prostate cancer patient suffers from the structure of the urine passage as a common side-effect of radical prostatectomy. But don’t lose hope; it can be easily resolved through laser or open surgery and you can lead a better life.

In the end, the final piece of advice for those who are considering radical prostatectomy to diagnose prostate cancer and are afraid of the possible side-effects of the treatment is every side-effect has a solution that will help you to overcome this challenge; life has thrown at your feet. So, be strong and confident as we are here to help you. Moreover, if you have any further doubt, then feel free to reach out without any hesitation.

For further information feel free to call!

Dr Gautam Banga

MBBS,MS,M.Ch (Urology)
Urologist, Andrologist and Genito -Urinary Reconstructive Surgeon
Contact no. : +91-9999062316
Email:- info@urethraandpenilesurgery.com

website :- www.urethraandpenilesurgery.com

Inflatable Penile Implants: Benefits to Every Age Category

Mention “Penile implants” in the room full of men you have known for a decade, and you are more likely to encounter dead silence. Despite being a common issue in men, many prefer to have silence over this topic. However, this shouldn’t be the case with you as there are several treatments available for the condition such as inflatable and non-inflatable implants.

As Dr Gautam Banga– the senior urologist at UPS clinic explains “to correct the condition of penile implementation with the penile implant is not as out of ordinary as you might think. Before the inflatable and non-inflatable implant, people used to rely on the blue pills that are not worthy and can cause irreversible damage to the health.” There are several notable advantages of the penile implants that you may not find with other temporary treatments. Here, we will discuss the benefits of inflatable penile implants. To confidently decide why inflatable implants are the right choice for you.

What are the types of penile implants?

There are basically two types of penile implants that are used to treat erectile dysfunction. Each has its fair share of pros and cons. If we talk about broad perspective, penile implants can be divided into two different categories:

·         Inflatable implants

·         Malleable implants

However, specialists like Dr. Banga suggests inflatable implants as it comes with more benefits when compared to Malleable implants.

What are the benefits of inflatable penile implants? 

There are numerous benefits of using penile implants to treat erectile dysfunction, including:

Create the most natural and rigid erection

The Inflatable implants create the most natural erection process you could achieve via implants. Meaning you and your partner will be equally satisfied during the intercourse. On top of this, about 90% to 95% of inflatable penile implants are successful, and the satisfaction rates that come with these implants are higher than other implants.

It looks normal

Compared to semi-rigid or malleable implants, inflatable implants provide flaccidity when deflated. It means not needed, the implant could be deflated, and the penile will return to its normal posture. It allows you to wear clothes of your preference while looking completely normal (unlike semi-rigid implants that give constant rigidity).

Better length, girth, and stability

As per experts, inflatable implants offer better length, and girth of the penis compared to malleable implants that further contributes to better stability during the whole intercourse. In addition, patients who have undergone the inflatable penile implant surgery have reported higher satisfaction and comfort level compared to any other erectile dysfunction treatments.

A discrete treatment to young patients

Young patients who are suffering from early erectile dysfunction can take advantage of inflatable implants to lead a healthy and happy sexual life with their partner. In most of the cases, the implants are inserted with such a level of expertise that even your partner wouldn’t be able to notice the difference until or unless you inform them.

The cost of inflatable penile implant

Erectile dysfunction is a quite common issue in men regardless of their age. However, the condition is quite common in older men, but things such as drinking habits, drug consumptions and diet also make a huge impact on the overall condition. Although there are several treatments to treat the condition, sometimes, the damage is irreversible and beyond the repair of medicines. In that case, inflatable penile implants are the best available treatment possible.

 While to a few, penile implants might seem like a more expensive option compared to other ED treatments, it has shown to be the least expensive treatment over a 10-year period. And if you look at the above-mentioned benefits of inflatable implants, you may agree that it is a better and far more reliable option than malleable implants or any other treatment.

How long does it take to recover from the surgery?

The entire inflatable penile implant surgery lasts for an hour and requires minimal preparation from the patient’s end. After the surgery, you will likely to take medicine to ease the pain as you can experience mild pain here and there for a week or two. Your doctor might also prescribe some antibiotics to reduce the overall chances of infection in the body.

As your body heals after the surgery, your doctor will provide necessary instructions about when you can resume your physical activities. Most of the men resume their physical and sexual activities four weeks after the surgery. You will be likely to return to the doctors to get your stitches removed in two weeks. Once done, you can resume normal activities at a slow pace. 

At this point when you are fully recovered from the surgery, your doctor might recommend inflating and deflating inflatable penile implants twice a day to give you a practice using them and stretch the area around the cylinders. Once practicing, you will get used to them.

Why choose inflatable penile implants?

An inflatable penile implant is like a boon to those who are suffering from erectile dysfunction and looking for a reliable solution for their problem. The procedure itself is safe and comes with the desired satisfaction level. The device can also survive for ten years; that means you can continue to lead a healthy sexual life for a decade.

Moreover, if you require more information about an inflatable penile implant or have a doubt about it, then feel free to reach out to Dr Gautam Banga at UPS clinic. For further details, feel free to visit the website.

Dr Gautam Banga

MBBS,MS,M.Ch (Urology)
Urologist, Andrologist and Genito -Urinary Reconstructive Surgeon
Contact no. : +91-9999062316
Email:- info@urethraandpenilesurgery.com