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 prostate is a walnut sized organ located just below the bladder that forms the junction between the male reproductive and urinary tracts and secretes fluid that makes up part of the semen.
Mr Thyer may recommend a biopsy of the prostate for one of the following reasons:
Ten days prior to the procedure you should notify Mr Thyer’s rooms if you are taking any blood thinning medication. Usually Mr Thyer will have requested an MRI of the prostate. Please ensure this has been performed at least 2 days prior to the procedure.
On arrival at hospital you will be given antibiotics to help prevent infection. You will require an enema if your bowels have not moved prior to coming to hospital. You will require a short general anaesthetic. Mr Thyer will introduce an ultrasound probe into the rectum to image the prostate. Local anaesthetic will be introduced around the prostate. Needles will be inserted into the prostate via the skin between the scrotum and anus. Any abnormal areas on MRI or detected on examination will be targeted and the remainder of the prostate will be systematically sampled. Mr Thyer will send the samples to the pathologist for examination under a microscope (you may incur a pathologist fee). After the procedure the nurse will check you have passed urine then you will be sent home.
You will have an appointment made with Mr Thyer in his rooms to discuss the results of the biopsy. This will usually occur between 1 and 4 weeks following the procedure.
Following the procedure, you should contact Mr Thyer if you: