Prostate cancer information and locations in Mexico

Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate start growing out of control. The prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland located in the pelvis area next to the bladder of the male body. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death for men in the U.S
There are two types of growth in the prostate; benign growth (PBH) and malignant growth (cancer). No one knows why or how prostate cancer starts. Regular prostate exams or screenings are the best way to help detect cancer early.

Surgery to remove prostate cancer consists of the partial or complete removal of the prostate and its surrounding tissue, as well as reconstructing the urethra and bladder.
There are three common methods of radical prostatectomy, the most noticeable differences between them are the ways to access the prostate, the recovery times, and the duration of the procedures.

Types of radical prostatectomy

Robotic laparoscopic prostatectomy
This procedure is done assisted with a robotic system to remove the prostate. The surgeon sits at a remote-control console to control the motion of the laparoscopic surgical instruments. The console displays a magnified 3D vision of the surgical area allowing the surgeon to visualize the organs and tissues in much greater detail.
Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy - LRP
The prostate is removed using special tools inserted through very small incisions made in the lower abdomen. After carefully dissecting the prostate gland from the surrounding nerves and blood vessels, the surgeon removes the prostate along with nearby tissue.
Open radical prostatectomy
The surgeon does an incision above the pubic bone, on the lower belly. Then, after carefully dissecting the prostate gland from the surrounding nerves and blood vessels the surgeon removes the prostate along with nearby tissue.
Benefits
Save up to 80%
Treats cancer
Can help if you need more treatment
Good option if the cancer hasn’t spread
Down time
1 - 2 days
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Ciudad Juarez, Chih.
Dr. Johan I. Alvarado
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Prostate cancer frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions.
How do I prepare for surgery?
Some of the common specifications include stopping smoking completely, avoid food or drinks before surgery, and stop taking some medications.
How long will recovery be?
Most patients can return to their normal routines in 4 or 6 weeks. Patients need to use a urinary catheter for 10 days after surgery.
When can I resume sexual activity?
After surgery, erectile function can take 18 months to fully recover.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.