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.
A robotic prostatectomy is a treatment option for prostate cancer in particular situations. There are several key investigations and procedures that need to be performed prior to this operation.
If your cancer was diagnosed by Mr Thyer you will most likely have undergone MRI prior to the biopsy. If you have been referred from another urologist you may require prostate MRI to ensure the cancer is able to be treated successfully with surgery
After prostate biopsy the inflammation around the prostate will take about 6-8 weeks to settle. For safety reasons surgery to remove the prostate needs to wait until this period has elapsed.
Risks of radical prostatectomy (these are the main risks and this is not an exhaustive list):
Every man’s anatomy around the prostate is slightly different. Mr Thyer will perform a flexible cystoscopy (look in the bladder via the penis) with a small telescope prior to the operation to check on your anatomy. Flexible cystoscopy may have already been performed at the time of biopsy if you had your biopsy with Mr Thyer.