Thanks to Robot assisted prostatectomy, the treatment of Nigerian Navy Commander’s prostate cancer resulted in successfully

Thanks to Robot assisted prostatectomy, the treatment of Nigerian Navy Commander’s prostate cancer lasted successfully.


During his visit to Turkey, Commander Abdullah Gunisa of Nigerian Navy, one of the largest navies on the African continent, he came to Memorial Hospital for annual check-up. After the results of his physical examination, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Receiving a diagnosis of early-stage prostate cancer came as a shock. But doctors gave him consolation by explaining that prostate cancer was curable when treated early. It means the disease hasn't spread outside your prostate gland. Discussing with the dedicated doctors in Memorial Hospital’s Urology Department, about the benefits and side effects of each type of individual treatment options, such as external radiation therapy, hormone therapy, watchful waiting, and active surveillance or da Vinci robotic prostatectomy, the doctors informed him that robotic prostate surgery was a treatment choice for men with early-stage prostate cancer, who were in good health.

 

Why should a man choose robotic-assisted prostatectomy?

 

To perform a robotic-assisted prostatectomy, the surgeon sits at a console several feet away from the operating table and manipulates robotic arms, which are fitted with tiny cameras and surgical instruments, to locate and remove the diseased prostate gland. The console contains two full-color computer screens that provide a magnified, three-dimensional view of the prostate and surrounding tissues. The surgeon guides the robotic arms by manipulating manual controls while watching the screens. So for stage 1 prostate cancer treatment, robot assisted surgery can be the most effective choice for eradicating malignant tumors without the painful side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy and reduced risk of complications with robotic prostate surgery. The patient is left with only a few small marks on his abdomen. That means, none of the scars normally associated with prostate cancer treatment and operation would occur. Da Vinci robotic prostatectomy allows surgeons to make smaller incisions, and move the surgical instruments with virtually 360 degrees of freedom, versus the larger cuts made by traditional surgery. By not cutting deeply into a man's gut, healing will occur much faster.

 

After robotic-assisted prostatectomy

 

After 2 hours of successful robotic assisted prostate surgery, Mr. Gunisa, went to back to his country a day later. Mr. Gunisa, said graciously that it was a mistake to decide on one course of action without knowing what the alternatives were. So, Professor Murat Binbay, MD and his highly experienced team explained to me every kinds of individual treatment plans and advised me which modern surgery choices they have when dealing with prostate cancer.

Jan. 22, 2020