It is not unusual to have questions around penile implant surgery. Our patient education series are videos for patients dealing with Erectile Dysfunction (ED) produced by Katelaris Urology and feature Dr Katelaris as well as patients who have experience prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction.
This video features David Sandoe OAM and Pam Sandoe OAM, who survived prostate cancer surgery and decided to have a penile prosthesis to restore their Quality of Life as a couple. David is a former National Chairman of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and Pam Sandoe OAM is a former PCFA Prostate Cancer Support Group Co-Leader at Sydney Adventist Hospital, this is their ED story.
Life with a penile implant
David and Pam talk about what a penile implant feels like, what it looks like on the outside and the differences between having a penile implant compared to sex before experiencing Erectile DysfunctionRead More »Video: How does it feel to live with a penile implant?
Prostate cancer can often be a major worry for those that are suffering from it, of course, it’s widely regarded as a dangerous and deadly illness. However, it is highly treatable and can be fended off with a wide variety of medicines and treatments.Read More »How To Reduce Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment?
Peyronie’s Disease has been around for centuries. In fact, whilst it was named after a French surgeon named François de la Peyronie in 1743, some descriptions of similar symptoms are recorded as far back as 1687. It’s, therefore, safe to say that this is an issue that has affected many men over the years. And the good news is, doctors have had plenty of time to come up with various Peyronie’s Disease treatments and solutions to tackle the problem.
Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia. Based on the findings of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, an estimated 19,508 new cases of prostate cancer have been diagnosed so far in 2019, alongside an estimated 3,306 deaths due to the disease.Read More »Prostate cancer – when to be concerned and how to treat the disease?
An Informative Guide To Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer
Facing a bladder cancer diagnosis is tough. Receiving a cancer diagnosis is likely to leave you dealing with a complex state of emotions. But you definitely would not be alone.
In 2015, 2747 new cases of bladder cancer were diagnosed in Australia. Bladder cancer is common in people over 60, and is significantly more common in men than in women.
At Katelaris Urology, (we deal with a number of different treatment methods for bladder cancer.) Whilst we can’t wave a magic wand and make it disappear, we can help you through this difficult experience by giving you the right information to understand your situation and get you through to the next steps.
Bladder Cancer Symptoms
The most common symptom of Bladder cancer is blood in the urine, which occurs suddenly and is not generally painful. Other symptoms may be;Read More »What is Bladder Cancer? It’s Causes, Treatment & Diagnosis
What are the best medical treatments for early stages of prostate cancer?
Low grade prostate cancer
Low-grade prostate cancer is a very common occurence and does not need radical treatment. Men with low grade prostate cancer are placed into an active surveillance program whereby the PSA is monitored on a regular basis and from time to time a multi-parametric MRI scan performed.
High-grade localised prostate cancer
Depending on patient factors, men with high-grade localised prostate cancer will be treated with either radical prostatectomy surgery/prostate cancer surgery or radiation therapy. When the prostate cancer is diagnosed at an early stage and when it is confined to the prostate, there is a significant chance of cure.Read More »Prostate Cancer Stages & Medical Treatment
What is prostate cancer treatment?
Many men are diagnosed with localised prostate cancer, this is cancer that has not spread beyond the prostate gland.
There are 3 effective prostate cancer treatment and management recommendations:
Localised prostate cancer is managed by either:Read More »Different Types of Prostate Cancer Treatments
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.
Doctor Katelaris performs robotic prostatectomy and other prostate cancer treatments in the Urology Outpatient Clinic in Hornsby, if you would like to make an enquiry about getting a prostatectomy contact Katelaris Urology today.
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.Read More »[Video] Who is a suitable candidate for Robotic Prostatectomy?