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Receive Prostate Surgery from a Trusted Urologist in MA or RI

Prostate surgery, or prostatectomy, removes part or all of man’s prostate gland. At Southcoast Health, our urologists specialize in diseases and conditions for the urinary tract and male reproductive organs, and offer prostate surgery in Fall River, Dartmouth and New Bedford, MA, as well as parts of Rhode Island.

You can trust Southcoast Health with this surgical procedure, as we are nationally recognized for our prostate surgery. We have received awards like the Prostate Surgeries Excellence Award™ and are a Five-Star Recipient for Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgeries, as well as are ranked among the top 10% in the nation for prostate surgeries.

Come see our urologists for any of these types of prostate surgery in MA and RI:

  • Simple prostatectomy: Removes just the inside portion of the prostate with an incision from your belly button to your pubic bone
  • Radical prostatectomy: Removes the entire prostate and nearby lymph nodes with a single incision or a series of smaller incisions under your testicles or above your pubic bone
  • TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate): Removes all or part of the prostate in pieces through your urethra with a tube-shaped tool called a cystoscope

Do I Need Prostate Surgery?

When you visit our doctors to talk about your prostate problem, they may recommend prostate surgery to treat benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate cancer. BPH is an enlargement of the prostate gland that can occur with age and cause urinary problems, including incontinence, dribbling, difficulty starting or stopping, painful urination and incomplete emptying of the bladder. It’s the most common prostate problem in men older than 50.

Prostate cancer affects one in seven men. Most men with early stage prostate cancer have no symptoms, so the cancer is usually discovered through blood testing (elevated PSA level) or a routine digital rectal examination. When symptoms are present, they can include frequent urination, painful urination and painful ejaculation.

Prostatectomy at Southcoast Health

Your urologist will provide you with specific instructions about how to prepare for your prostate surgery. While prostatectomy is generally a safe surgery, there are a few risks of prostate surgery, including erectile dysfunction, infertility, retrograde ejaculation, urethral narrowing due to scar tissue, urinary incontinence and damage to the urethra, bladder rectum or nerves.

Prostate Surgery Recovery

Some types of prostate surgery require more recovery time than others, but in some cases, you will go home the same day. Otherwise, you may stay in the hospital for a few days. Full recovery takes about four weeks, and will involve some pain and discomfort.

The urologists at Southcoast Health are here to talk with you about any of your questions regarding prostatectomy. Find a doctor and schedule an appointment today.

Southcoast Health offers prostate surgery in Fall River, Dartmouth and New Bedford, MA and surrounding areas of Rhode Island at our hospitals, including Charlton Memorial Hospital, Southcoast Surgery Center and St. Luke’s Hospital.