Treatment of cancers of the urological system
Early diagnosis is vital also for prostate cancer and involves a PSA test, an examination and ultrasonography. This enables us to tackle the cancer with a less aggressive procedure and fewer complications. In many cases, the Unit recommends removal of the entire prostate gland (radical prostatectomy), preserving the erectile nerves by using the “nerve sparing” technique. We use a non-surgical, minimally invasive system, called EchoLaser therapy to treat focal lesions of the prostate
Bleeding (haematuria) is the hallmark of bladder cancer: it is important to identify bladder cancer early and to remove the tumour as soon as possible for examination. The procedure is performed endoscopically. For cancers that penetrate the muscular wall, removal of the whole bladder (cystectomy) is indicated, with the creation of a neobladder (orthotopic) in selected cases.
Kidney cancer is often diagnosed by chance, as a result of tests carried out for other reasons (incidental tumour). It is operated on through complete removal of the organ (nephrectomy) or, where possible, partial resection (tumourectomy). The procedure is usually done through minimally invasive laparoscopy (keyhole surgery), with substantial benefits for the patient, thanks to fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and less post-operative pain.
Urological oncological surgery
involves the use of da Vinci robotic surgery, which enables an even more conservative approach, subsequently reducing operative complications, with speedier recovery after surgical treatment.