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Laparoscopic Uro Oncology Surgery & Procedures

Laparoscopic uro oncology surgery in Kolkata is the art of performing the entire surgery which previously needed large incisions, by small keyhole-sized incisions.

The common procedure performed by laparoscopic approach in uro-oncology is adrenalectomy, nephroureterectomy, radical and partial nephrectomy, prostatectomy, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testis cancer, renal cyst decortication, etc. in Kolkata.

Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy provides an advantage over the open retropubic approach due to the lack of long incisions and early recovery. Adrenalectomy for adrenal tumours is the golden standard approach. The adrenal is a small organ but its location requires usually big incisions in open surgery, whereas laparoscopy provides excellent visualization of the adrenal region and in many cases, there is no need to extend incisions for specimen retrieval. The laparoscopic approach can be considered to be the gold standard for robotic partial nephrectomy in Kolkata too. As the experience with laparoscopic surgery is increasing, laparoscopic partial nephrectomy is becoming increasingly accepted in Kolkata nowadays.

Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in patients with testis cancer has been developed as an alternative to the open approach which requires a median laparotomy from the xyphoid down to the symphysis and frequently leads to retrograde ejaculation in this young patient group.

FAQ's on Laparoscopic Uro Oncology Surgery

There are several types of urological cancers. But among them, bladder cancers and kidney cancers are the two most common types of urological cancers that a uro oncologist treats in Kolkata.

  • Blood in the urine
  • Difficult urination
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Lower back pain
  • Swelling and brushing

These are some of the most common symptoms of prostate cancer.

Excessive smoking is considered to be the main risk factor for bladder cancers. However, others include gender, age 40 or above, exposure to any particular chemical, etc.

This minimally-invasive surgery offers shorter hospital stays, less post-surgical pain and complications, less bleeding while operating, safety, high accuracy, less scarring, etc.

You cannot always prevent urological cancers for certain factors like age, gender, race, family history, etc. Still, you can practice some habits to reduce the chances of urological cancers.

  • Stop smoking and drinking
  • Reducing fat intake
  • Maintaining standard body weight