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Dr. Clyde Leland Corey, MD
Specializes in Urology
22999 Highway 59 N 200
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Clyde Corey sees patients in Tomball, TX, Kingwood, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Corey attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Corey's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Paul Richard Kenworthy, MD
Specializes in Urology
350 Kingwood Medical Drive; Suite 140
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Paul Kenworthy is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kenworthy's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic radical prostatectomy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Kenworthy is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Dr. Liliana Woo, MD
Specializes in Urology
22999 Highway 59 North
Humble, TX
 

Dr. Liliana Woo is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Woo focuses on robotic radical prostatectomy. Dr. Woo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Woo attended Harvard Medical School. She is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Dr. Matthew Marlan Hogan, MD
Specializes in Urology
22999 Highway 59 N 200
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Hogan is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Hogan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include robotic radical prostatectomy. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hogan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Dr. Michael Francis Graham Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
350 Kingwood Medical Drive; Suite 140
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Michael Graham's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Graham's areas of expertise include robotic radical prostatectomy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Graham accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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All Interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

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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.