Praga Medica has opened a new UROLOGY section for patients diagnosed with prostate cancer. Our partner clinic uses revolutionary and minimally invasive methods to cure prostate cancer with Da Vinci Technology that saves lives and speeds up the recovery. The cancer treatment is done in less than six weeks from the decision to treat prostate cancer.
Praga Medica, the leading provider of treatment abroad, offers a prostatectomy treatment in one of the most modern Robotic Surgery Centre in the Czech Republic. This method is minimally traumatic and less invasive compare to classic methods, such as open prostatectomy or laparoscopic prostatectomy. The highlight of robotic surgery is an instant treatment booking when the patient is diagnosed with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer can be found before the patient even has symptoms with screening, such as testing the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in blood or a digital rectal exam (DRE) to feel the prostate gland. The gland is found only in males. It makes some of the fluid that is a part of semen.
NHS provides a FREE PSA test in the UK for patients over 50 years old
If the patient is a male aged 50 or over and decides to have a PSA level tested after talking to GP, they can arrange a free test on NHS. If the result of the test shows a raised level of PSA, the GP can suggest further tests. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein made by cells in the prostate gland and found in the blood. The standard PSA test measures the total PSA. If a man´s PSA level is between 4 – 10 ng/ml doctors sometimes call it a borderline result. The PSA test can´t diagnose or completely rule out prostate cancer. Its main purpose is to try to help some men who have borderline PSA results avoid having a biopsy of the prostate gland it is unlikely that they have cancer.
In the UK Patients have to wait up to fatal 6 months to start the cancer treatment
According to The Guardian, in the UK, waiting times for NHS prostate cancer treatment are the worst ever level. The average waiting period from the decision to treat prostate cancer until the first cancer treatment is up to six months. Hospitals are increasingly having to force patients to wait for care because they cannot keep up with the growing numbers referred by GPs. The current Covid situation makes the whole process even worse. The treatment delay might be fatal for some patients. Prostate cancer that´s detected early has the best chance for successful treatment.
No waiting list, the patient can book an instant appointment at one of the best surgery clinics in the Czech Republic
The patient can book a medical treatment with Praga Medica as soon as being diagnosed with prostate cancer. It usually takes less than 6 weeks from the decision to treat until the cancer treatment. Our service includes arranging medical trips according to the patient´s needs and providing assistance during the whole stay. Our clients get to know all doctors and nurses at the clinic within a day. The clinic serves only a small number of guests at any given time. Each patient receives intimate and personalized care. The accommodation is provided in a state-of-the-art clinic located in the beautiful Czech countryside. Our cooperating surgeons are performing more than 500 da Vinci-assisted prostatectomies every year. They have done over 5000 procedures.
Vinci Robotic prostatectomy is one of the most effective and safest ways how to get rid of prostate cancer
Surgeons using Da Vinci robotic technology may be able to remove a patient´s prostate gland through a few small incisions (cuts) or one small incision. A camera provides a high-definition, 3D magnified view inside the body. The Da Vinci system translates every hand movement the surgeon makes in real-time to bend and rotate the instruments with precision. Da Vinci comprises three main components. The tower wields three arms equipped with instruments and the fourth holds cameras. The console is where the surgeon sits and operates the patient remotely watching a 3D monitor. This is essential for sparing prostate nerves resulting in preserving both sex and urinary control after the prostate surgery.
Satisfying sexual life after the robotic surgery
Most men who have a normal sexual function and receive treatment for early prostate cancer regain erectile function and can have a satisfying sexual life after the robotic prostatectomy. There is a very small percentage of patients who experience erectile dysfunction.
Urinary control after the robotic prostatectomy
A concern that many men understandably share in considering prostate surgery is its possible effect on their bladder control. Most patients regain control in the weeks after the catheter is removed. The vast majority of men who had normal urinary control before the procedure achieve it again within 3 to 18 months after the surgery.
Da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy is a safe trackback to a healthy life
Robotic prostatectomy is a radical and safe procedure as the robot reduces the potential risks of complications. It is a procedure with minimal blood loss, with a short hospitalization and short time catheter post-operatively. Our patients can get rid of prostate cancer in one short visit that usually doesn´t take more than eight days.
Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer death among males worldwide. Most European countries are in the top 20 countries with the highest prostate cancer rate, including the UK and Ireland. Prostate cancer does not usually cause any symptoms until cancer has grown large enough to put pressure on the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis. Frequent peeing, blood in urine, or semen are often symptoms of prostate cancer. Many prostate cancers grow slowly and are confined to the prostate gland, where they may not cause serious harm. However, while some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minima or even no treatment, other types are aggressive and spread quickly. For more information click here.