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Dr. Chester Clifford Wilmot, MD
Specializes in Urology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Chester Wilmot is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Wilmot is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, he speaks Afrikaans. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Dr. Marco Andres Camuzzi, DO
Specializes in Urology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Marco Camuzzi is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Camuzzi accepts. Dr. Camuzzi's education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Camuzzi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Dr. Cesar R Abreu, MD
Specializes in Urology
501 S Lincoln Avenue; Suite 11
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Abreu specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Tampa, FL and Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Abreu is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Abreu completed residency programs at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Abreu an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Jeffrey Scott Lombard, DO
Specializes in Urology
2039 Indian Rocks Road S
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lombard is an urologist in Tampa, FL and Largo, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lombard takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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What is Radical Prostatectomy?

Prostate cancer is uncommon in men under 40, but the risk of getting the disease significantly increases after the age of 50. If your doctor suspects you have prostate cancer based on a physical exam or blood test results, she may recommend a biopsy. This diagnostic procedure collects tiny samples of tissue from the prostate, typically with the use of a special needle. The samples are then examined in a laboratory to determine whether any abnormal cells are present. Biopsies of the prostate are most often done transrectally, or through the rectum.

If your biopsy shows that you have prostate cancer, your doctor will discuss available options with you, such as watchful waiting, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery. Together, you will develop a treatment plan that best fits your condition. If your doctor recommends surgery, you will likely have a radical prostatectomy. There are three ways this prostate removal procedure can be performed:

  • Open radical prostatectomy, which uses a large incision, usually in your abdomen.
  • Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, which requires several small incisions in your stomach. A long, thin tube with a camera is inserted through one of the cuts. Your surgeon uses this instrument to view the inside of your belly during the operation.
  • Robotic radical prostatectomy, which uses the above laparoscopic techniques but with the help of a robot.
While incisions for the laparoscopic and robotic approaches will always be on the lower abdomen, there are two possible incision locations for the open procedure. More commonly, the cut will start just below the belly button and end at the pubic bone. The other possible but less frequently used incision location is the area between the base of your scrotum and anus. After the cut is made, your surgeon will separate the prostate from the tissues surrounding it. Extra care will be taken to cause as little injury as possible to the blood vessels and nerves. You will wake up from surgery with a small pouch that drains fluids from your belly and a long tube that drains urine from your bladder.

Radical prostatectomy is recommended for cancer that is contained within the prostate. If cancer has spread to other parts of the body, non-surgical treatments like chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or hormone therapy may be more appropriate.

The average hospital stay is one day for a laparoscopic or robotic radical prostatectomy, and one to three days for an open radical prostatectomy. You will be advised to stay in bed until the morning following your operation. Strenuous activities like running and heavy lifting must be avoided for four to six weeks. Although radical prostatectomy aims to remove all of your cancer cells, you will still need to see your doctor regularly after surgery to make sure that the cancer does not return.