Men can have sex when they want and for as long as they want and, of course, from the ladies’ point of view, there’s no frustration, there’s no failure. So it meets with a very high level of patient and partner satisfaction.
In short, it fixes the problem and lets the couple get on with their life together.
Robotic Prostatectomy is an effective procedure in the treatment of Prostate cancer. However there may be cases in which robotic prostatectomy is not the suitable option for certain patients, Dr Katelaris discusses these circumstances and other options that are available in such instances.
In this short video, Dr Phillip Katelaris explains which candidates are suitable for Robotic Prostatectomy and the other options that are available.
Not all men are suited to keyhole robotic surgery. Some men, for example, who have had major intra-abdominal surgery, for example, colon surgery, have a lot of abdominal adhesions. And it may not be safe to do this surgery with keyhole or robotic surgery.
In those men, I offer open radical prostatectomy, which is a highly effective operation that can also preserve bladder and sexual function.
With experience, the surgeon knows who is best suited to which surgical approach. I’ve been doing radical prostatectomies of one form or another for over 30 years. That gives me good judgment and the confidence to properly advise patients as individuals.
When prostate cancer is detected early these days we cure it with a very modern, minimally evasive form of surgery known as robot-assisted radical prostatectomy.
We make seven little one-centimeter incisions into the abdomen. We inflate the abdomen with gas, we put a very powerful, miniaturized television camera inside, we hook up the instruments to a robotic arm and I as the surgeon sit at a very sophisticated console, operate that robotic equipment, remove the prostate and put the patient back together again.
That’s highly effective at curing prostate cancer. It gives us a very good chance to preserve bladder and sexual function and the patients generally go home 48 hours later.
Recovery is quick and it is minimally painful. In fact, the patient’s up and walking around the next day. It is a major cancer operation and a very careful discussion is always had with respect to the appropriateness of the operation and the risks and benefits involved.
According to numerous international studies and research, there are no long-term negative side effects of having a vasectomy.
Often Dr Katelaris comes across this concern from his patients. There has been decades of international studies on this concern, and to date there is no association of a vasectomy increasing a mans risk of prostate cancer.
In this short video the doctor addresses this concern and explains how that is not an issue and that is why at Katelaris Urology they are performing more vasectomies than ever before.
A vasectomy doesn’t change or impair a man’s sexual performance or pleasure in any way.
One of the most common questions Dr. Katelaris is asked is if a vasectomy will alter a man’s sexual performance, experience or pleasure.
In this video Dr Katelaris answers one of the most commonly questions asked about getting a vasectomy. The Doctor explains how a vasectomy does not impair a man’s sexual encounters, including libido, erection and orgasm, all unchanged. In many ways a vasectomy can improve a couples sex life, as there is no longer the concern of using protection or the risk of unwanted pregnancies.
A vasectomy is one of the safest and most effective methods of permanent birth control.
It is much safer and less expensive than the other common contraceptive surgery. For these reasons, some 10 000 men in Australia choose vasectomy each year.
In this video Dr Katelaris explains how a vasectomy is the most common form of permanent contraception in Australian men and how the procedure of a vasectomy is highly effective and minimally invasive. what happens during a vasectomy procedure. In this short video you will learn exactly what happens during a vasectomy with Katelaris Urology.
The Penile Prosthesis provides a permanent solution to Erectile Dysfunction.
Erectile Dysfunction can be stressful and embarrassing. The penile prosthesis is an effective and permanent means of restoring sexual function that allows spontaneous sexual interaction and eliminates performance anxiety. The below video is a short animation of the Penile Prosthesis.
If you think you or someone you know may be suffering from ED and might be considering a penile prosthesis, watch the below video to see exactly what a permanent solution could look like for you.
A penile prosthesis can be considered if non-surgical management has not been effective for you.
Suffering from Erectile Dysfunction can be a stressful and confusing time. What’s often more stressful however is not having the facts, not being properly diagnosed and unsure of what questions you should be asking someone like your GP – who is often the very first point of contact to discuss an issue like this.
If you think you or someone you know may be suffering from ED and might be considering a penile prosthesis, watch the below video to hear Dr Katelaris share some helpful questions and answers about the penile prosthesis you could ask your GP or Urologist: