Episode 4 - Bristol
Prostate Cancer Treatment
Prostate cancer accounts for one in four new cancer cases in men. It was following a blood test that John recently discovered he was a sufferer. He’s decided to have his prostate removed, and has come to see Dr Christian to learn about his treatment options. One such option is the use of a Da Vinci robot, a highly precise bit of kit that surgeons use to perform very accurate operations, maximising effectiveness while minimising recovery time and possible complications.
The use of Da Vinci robots is increasingly common. Our delicate insides can be more closely monitored throughout Da Vinci operations, and some of the common post-op risks (including incontinence and impotence) are minimised. John’s surgeon operates the Da Vinci robot from a room six metres away, but he could theoretically be on the other side of the world!
John’s recovery has been remarkably quick. He was impressed with the efficiency of his treatment, with no need for lengthy hospital stays. The only struggle he’s had is a weak bladder, but he’s noticing improvements all the time.
The Embarrassing Bodies team would like to thank:
Mr Peter Cooke, Consultant Urologist
New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton
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