Prostate Cancer

Treatment Options

In the early 1990s, roughly 30% of prostate cancer patients in the United States were treated by surgery, 30% by radiation, and 20% by watchful waiting. (Most of the rest were treated with a combination of therapies). In Europe, by contrast, watchful waiting constitutes the […]

Prevention

Prostate cancer can sometimes be associated with known risk factors for the disease. Many risk factors are modifiable though not all can be avoided. Among those factors that appear to aid in prevention are hormone medications, diet adjustment and chemoprevention. Hormonal Prevention Studies are underway […]

Screening & Testing

This year in the United States, almost 180,000 men will be told that they have prostate cancer. After a diagnosis of prostate cancer, a man and his family face several choices regarding treatment. Decisions involve many factors, personal as well as medical. Before making these […]

Causes of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is rare in men under 50 years old. However, the risk increases steadily with age. By the time they are 80, more than half of all men will have some cancerous growth, though in most cases it goes unnoticed. Prostate cancer is usually […]

About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the prostate. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a […]

The Prostate & Prostate Cancer

The prostate gland, a key part of the male reproductive system, is linked closely with the urinary system. It is a small gland that secretes much of the liquid portion of semen, the milky fluid that transports sperm through the penis during ejaculation.The prostate is […]

Erection rehabilitation following prostatectomy

General The erectile rehabilitation program is a voluntary program designed to help speed the recovery of erectile function after a nerve sparing radical prostatectomy, whether performed robotically or by open surgery. It is not a guarantee for erectile function to return but most literature will […]

Robotic Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy

Discharge Instructions for 
Robotic Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy 
(Removal of prostate due to prostate cancer) The patient may eat a normal balanced diet once passing gas or bowel movement is appreciated. He should refrain from constipating foods but otherwise, has no restrictions. I recommend small frequent […]

Complete Prostatectomy Packet

Frequently Asked Questions Pre-operatively How long does the operation take? 
Barring unusual circumstances, the operation takes approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours in the hands of Dr. Weeks. Do I need to donate my own blood for the surgery?
 As we have only transfused less than […]

Prostate Procedures

Prostate Procedures

Please click on a procedure to view details and to print. Transrectal Ultrasound Biopsies of the Prostate Discharge Instructions: Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) Surgery Complete Prostatectomy Packet Discharge Instructions: Robotic Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Erection rehabilitation following prostatectomy