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Hello! I haven't had new topics to post here for a while but I wanted to share some good news from a relative in his late 50s who had a very large prostate and few options for relief. He was examined for Urolift, but since his prostate was too big, he was told it wouldn't help. Then he was referrred to Dr Daniel D Eun, MD, at Temple Health in Pennsylvania, USA for a robotic prostatectomy procedure. The procedure is described as similar to "scraping out of insides of an orange" whilst leaving the outer layer (and in theory the nerves, etc) intact. The surgery is doing via laproscopic tools that go through the abdomen, into the bladder and into the prostate.
It's been a month and my relative is very, very happy with no side effects. He brags about the ability to drain his bladder completely which we all know is something we'd like to do again one day. The few days after the surgery were a bit painful and that was the only downside other than the cost of course.
I'm not sure who else in the UK or US does this surgery, but it's good to know there are options out there besides TURP, meds only, etc.
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