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Prostatectomy in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Prostatectomy.

Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Marinee Torres Aguilar

Medical Oncology

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Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

Listed oncologists:

Dr. Roberto Ivan Lopez

Head of Medical Oncology Department

Dr. Keith Britton, MD, Ph.D.

Radiation Oncology Specialist

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San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.

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Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.

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CIMA Hospital

A modern, JCI accredited hospital which provides a full range of diagnostic, emergency, medical and surgical services.

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San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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About Prostatectomy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Prostatectomy?

Prostatectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove a diseased prostate gland. Prostatectomy can also be done to remove an enlarged prostate gland. This is known as simple prostatectomy. When a prostatectomy is performed to treat prostate cancer, it is known as radical prostatectomy.

Prostatectomy may be performed by an open surgery method or by laparoscopy. Laparoscopic prostatectomy may be performed either manually or by using robotic approach. This type of laparoscopy is known as robot-assisted prostatectomy.

What are the different methods of Prostatectomy?

  • Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy
    In radical retropubic prostatectomy, an incision is made in the abdomen, below the navel extending up to the pubic bone. The duration of this type of prostatectomy can take up to four hours.
  • Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy
    In laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, several small incisions are made in the patient’s abdomen. A laparoscope, which is an endoscopic tube with a camera attached to it, is inserted through one of these cuts. This helps the surgeon to view the insides of the patient’s abdomen. Other surgical tools are also inserted and the surgery is performed.
  • Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy
    Occasionally, laparoscopic surgery may be performed using a robotic system. The surgeon uses a computer to move the robotic arms that performs the surgery.
  • Radical Perineal Prostatectomy
    In radical perineal prostatectomy, an incision is made on the skin that is between the perineum, which is the scrotum, and the anus. Compilations include nerve damage and difficulty in removing lymph nodes.
How to Prepare for Prostatectomy?
  • The patient is physically examined to ensure that the patient is in a good condition to undergo surgery.
  • The patient may need to give some tests like blood and urine analysis, transrectal ultrasound, prostate biopsy, bone scan, CT scan and MRI.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient is taking with or without a prescription. These may include supplements or herbs or drugs.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may be stopped two weeks before the surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has any ailments or medical conditions.
  • The patient must stop smoking to ensure a quick recovery.
  • The patient may be required to take laxative medicine on the evening ahead of the surgery if the patient’s intestine needs to be cleaned.

Duration of procedure/surgery : 3 to 4 hours

Days admitted : 2 to 3 days

Anesthesia : Spinal, epidural or general anesthesia

Recovery : - The dressing is frequently changed for a proper drainage.
- If drainage tubes are used, they will be removed in two days after the surgery.
- A urinary catheter will be attached for five to 14 days after the patient’s discharge.
- After the surgery, the patient’s penis and scrotum will be swollen for four to seven days.
- Pain medication may be provided, which is delivered by an epidural or an intravenous method. Oral pain medication will be prescribed after the patient is discharged.

Risks : Risks of anesthesia include:
- Breathing difficulty
- Allergic reaction to medication
Risks of any surgery include:
- Bleeding
- Blood clotting
- Infection
Risks of prostatectomy include:
- Urinary Incontinence
- Impotence
- Rectal injury
- Bowel incontinence
- Urethral stricture, in which the urinary outlet is tightened due to scar tissue

After care : - To prevent pneumonia, the patient may be required to use an incentive spirometer that helps in deep breathing.
- To prevent blood clots the patient needs to walk and do some leg exercises.
- The patient may be allowed to take liquid diet after the surgery and later solid food is allowed.
- The patient can take sponge baths before the dressings are removed.
- After the dressings are removed, the patient may start taking showers.
- The incision area should not be scrubbed while bathing.
- The patient should avoid lifting heavy objects for three weeks after the surgery.
- The patient can do some light physical exercises such as walking and jogging.
- Abdominal exercises and cycling should not be done for six weeks after the surgery.
- Once the catheter is removed, the patient can start driving.
- The catheter should be cleaned twice a day and the urine bag should be emptied frequently. The bag should be placed in a level that is lower than the patients’ bladder.
- The doctor will teach the patient how to do some exercises to strengthen the bladder muscles, which helps in managing incontinence. If the patient is not able to regain control by six months, the doctor should be consulted.
- Skin rashes may occur due to urinary incontinence. The patient needs to consult the doctor and use some skin barrier or ointments to ease the symptoms.
- The patient is required to take high amounts of water and include roughage in the diet to manage constipation.
- The patient can consult the doctor to manage impotence.
The doctor should be consulted immediately if the following symptoms are detected:
- pain while urinating
- swelling of feet or legs

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