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Prostatectomy at Urology Clinic DRHC Dubai


Prostatectomy is a surgical procedure for the removal of all or part of the prostate gland. It is commonly performed to treat prostate cancer or severe benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) that has not responded to other treatments. At DRHC Dubai, we offer advanced prostatectomy procedures to ensure optimal outcomes and enhanced quality of life for our patients.

Types of Prostatectomy

There are several types of prostatectomy, each tailored to the specific needs and conditions of the patient:

  1. Radical Prostatectomy: This involves the complete removal of the prostate gland along with some surrounding tissues and lymph nodes. It is primarily used to treat localized prostate cancer.
  2. Simple (or Partial) Prostatectomy: This involves the removal of only the enlarged part of the prostate gland that is causing urinary obstruction. It is typically used to treat severe cases of BPH.
  3. Laparoscopic Prostatectomy: This minimally invasive approach uses small incisions and a laparoscope (a thin, lighted tube with a camera) to remove the prostate. It offers quicker recovery times and less postoperative pain.
  4. Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy: Utilizing advanced robotic technology, this technique allows for greater precision and control during the surgery, enhancing outcomes and minimizing complications.

Indications for Prostatectomy

Prostatectomy is recommended for patients with:

  • Localized prostate cancer.
  • Severe urinary symptoms due to BPH that have not improved with medication.
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections.
  • Bladder stones or other complications caused by an enlarged prostate.

The Prostatectomy Procedure

The specifics of the procedure depend on the type of prostatectomy being performed. However, the general steps include:

  1. Preparation: Patients undergo preoperative evaluations and are given anesthesia.
  2. Incision: Depending on the type of prostatectomy, incisions are made either in the lower abdomen or through the perineum (the area between the scrotum and anus).
  3. Removal: The prostate gland, or part of it, is carefully removed.
  4. Closure: Incisions are closed, and a catheter is typically placed to aid in urine drainage during recovery.

Recovery and Aftercare

Recovery times vary depending on the type of prostatectomy performed. Generally, patients can expect:

  • A hospital stay of 1 to 3 days.
  • The catheter to remain in place for 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Gradual return to normal activities within 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Follow-up appointments to monitor recovery and manage any side effects.

Benefits of Prostatectomy

  • Cancer Treatment: For prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy offers a chance for a cure if the cancer is localized.
  • Symptom Relief: For BPH, prostatectomy provides significant relief from urinary symptoms and improves quality of life.
  • Minimally Invasive Options: Laparoscopic and robotic-assisted techniques reduce recovery time and postoperative discomfort.

Risks and Complications

As with any major surgery, prostatectomy carries potential risks, including bleeding, infection, urinary incontinence, and erectile dysfunction. However, at DRHC Dubai, our skilled surgeons utilize the latest techniques and technologies to minimize these risks and enhance patient outcomes.

Why Choose DRHC Dubai for Prostatectomy?

At DRHC Dubai, our urology team is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care. We offer the latest in surgical technology and personalized treatment plans to ensure our patients receive the best possible care. Our commitment to excellence ensures that each patient is supported throughout their treatment journey, from initial consultation to recovery and beyond

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1: What is a prostatectomy?

A prostatectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the prostate gland. It is commonly performed to treat prostate cancer or severe benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Who needs a prostatectomy?

Prostatectomy is recommended for patients with localized prostate cancer, severe urinary symptoms due to BPH, recurrent urinary tract infections, or bladder stones caused by an enlarged prostate.

What can I expect during the prostatectomy procedure?

The procedure involves anesthesia, making incisions based on the type of surgery, removing the prostate or part of it, and closing the incisions. A catheter is typically placed to aid in urine drainage during recovery.

Will I need follow-up care after a prostatectomy?

Yes, follow-up care is crucial to monitor recovery, manage any side effects, and ensure the best outcomes. Regular check-ups with your urologist will help track your progress.


Prostatectomy is a vital surgical option for men dealing with prostate cancer or severe benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). With various types of procedures available, including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted techniques, prostatectomy offers significant benefits such as effective cancer treatment, relief from urinary symptoms, and improved quality of life. At DRHC Dubai, our experienced urology team is dedicated to providing personalized, state-of-the-art care to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. If you are experiencing issues related to an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer, consider consulting with our specialists to explore how prostatectomy can benefit you.

If you are in search of the best Urology clinic in Dubai or an urologist in Dubai, then call on +97142798200 for consultation with our consultant urologist. Dubai at Urology Clinic - DRHC offers the best urologist for Prostate Symptoms in Dubai. Our DRHC is headed by a urologist with several years of experience.

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