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Open or Robotic-assisted prostatectomy in India

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Open or robot-assisted prostatectomy:

Day 1
Patient arrives at the airport
Operation team welcomes the patient
Hotel Check-In
Patient meets the concerned doctor according to the time of arrival (same day or the next day)

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Day 2

Patient meets the doctor and gets the evaluations and test list necessary for the procedure.

Evaluation like a test that uses a visual scope to look inside your urethra and bladder (cystoscopy) to measure the prostate size and urinary system, Blood investigation done according to the doctor’s prescription

Day 3

( Pre-operative care) Fasting before the procedure. Your doctor will likely ask you to not eat or drink anything after midnight. On the morning of your procedure, take only the prescribed medications with a small sip of water. Your surgeon may ask you to do an enema prior to surgery to clear your bowels the morning of surgery. The procedure will be done under the general or spinal anesthetic. You may be given antibiotics right before surgery to prevent infection. Then your surgeon will remove the part of your prostate causing symptoms.
After a few hours of observation at intensive care, the patient is moved to the ward.

Day 4 – 6

Patient started walking on the very next day after surgery under supervision of a physiotherapist.
As recovery progresses, patients would be able to stand, walk and roam around in a room for a while. (depending upon the age of the patient)

Day 7

Patient is re-evaluated by the surgeon.
Detailed counseling is done about dos and don’ts (to be followed after discharge) and medicines are explained.
Patient is discharged from the hospital
Day 8-20
Stay in a hotel or any place preferred by the patient near hospital premises.

You may need to return to the doctor in one or two weeks to have staples taken out.
And a urinary catheter is removed 7 to 10 days after surgery. Patient is followed up by the treating surgeon on day 10 of the procedure and the patient can return to his native place.
You should be back to your normal routine in about four to six weeks.
You won’t be able to drive for at least a few days after going home. Don’t drive until your catheter is removed,
You’ll need to see your doctor a few times to make sure everything is OK.

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