Mr Thyer offers specialist management of prostate cancer.
Mr Thyer has a special interest in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for prostate and kidney cancer but also performs surgery for many other urological conditions.
The testis is a paired organ that sits within either side of the scrotum. The spermatic cord is a bundle of structures (including blood vessels, nerves and vas deferens) that runs between the abdomen and the testicle.
Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in young Australian men. Radical orchidectomy is performed to remove the testis and spermatic cord when cancer is suspected in the testicle.
Ten days prior to the procedure you should:
On arrival at hospital you will be prepared for theatre by nursing staff. Mr Thyer will see you just prior to being taken into the operating theatre. You will have a short general anaesthetic. The procedure should take approximately 30 minutes. Mr Thyer will make a small incision in groin on the affected side, deliver the testis, divide the spermatic cord and send the specimen to the pathologist for microscopic analysis (you make incur a pathologist fee). The wound in the groin will be closed with dissolving sutures. After the operation you will be checked by the nurse. Most men stay one night in hospital but occasionally some men go home the same day.
Mr Thyer’s rooms will contact you to arrange a follow up appointment 1-2 weeks after the procedure to check your recovery and pathology. You should rest, avoid heavy lifting, exertion and sexual intercourse for 2 weeks following the procedure.
Following the procedure, you should contact Mr Thyer if you: