Please click on the information sheet required below.
If you require information about a condition or operation which is not listed, we will be happy to try and provide such information.
- Robotic Radical Prostatectomy Information Sheet
- Frequently asked questions about robotic prostatectomy
- Localised Prostate Cancer Information Sheet
- Pelvic floor exercises in men: frequently-asked questions
A number of information sheets are available on the website of the prostate cancer charity. Please click here to visit the Prostate Cancer UK website.
Video of the operation.
The basics of robotic radical prostatectomy; what the equipment does and how the procedure is carried out by fully-trained laparoscopic surgeons.
This video provides an insight in to the prostate and its function within the body.
How decisions are made about your treatment from initial diagnosis to multidisciplinary discussion of your scan and other investigations before a final decision is made about treatment.
Some simple measures which will prepare you for surgery and allow you to obtain optimum results (e.g. losing weight, stopping smoking and leading a healthy lifestyle).
What to expect in advance of your surgery and what measures will be instituted when you arrive in hospital for your operation.
Laparoscopic, sampling of the pelvic (obturator) lymph nodes to determine whether there has been spread of the tumour, prior to removal of the prostate gland for cancer.
Robot-assisted surgery allows accurate placement of sutures to join the bladder back to the urethra after removal of the prostate. A catheter (visible at times in the video) is inserted across the join when it is complete.
What to expect in hospital once the operation has been performed, including advice on the early days after discharge from hospital
Advice on what to expect when you get home, recovery time and important instructions on what you can and should not do in the post-operative period
The prostate will be examined carefully by pathologists and the results will then be collated by the multidisciplinary team who will contact you to let you know the results
We have a specific protocol for how patients are followed up and what tests are done at each visit; this allows careful audit of our results and allows us to refine our surgical techniques if necessary
Some patients may need further treatment after surgery (e.g. radiotherapy) if all the disease has not been removed or if there are signs of tumour recurrence at a later stage