We found 7 providers matching radical prostatectomy and who accept Aetna Silver near Shenandoah, TX.

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Dr. Michael F Graham Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
135 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Michael Graham's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Graham include robotic radical prostatectomy. Dr. Graham is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Graham attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Graham's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Graham accepts.

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All Interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Dr. Matthew Marlan Hogan, MD
Specializes in Urology
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Hogan practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tomball, TX, Kingwood, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic radical prostatectomy. Dr. Hogan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Hogan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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All Interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Dr. Ajay Kwatra, MD
Specializes in Urology
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 104
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ajay Kwatra is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Kwatra average 2.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kwatra honors. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Cancer, Urodynamics, Radical Prostatectomy, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Liliana Woo, MD
Specializes in Urology
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Liliana Woo's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Woo include robotic radical prostatectomy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Woo at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Woo's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Dr. John G Giannakis, MD
Specializes in Urology
135 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. John Giannakis' medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Giannakis attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Giannakis completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Giannakis is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Infertility, Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Robert Kenworthy, MD
Specializes in Urology
135 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Paul Kenworthy is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic radical prostatectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Kenworthy obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Kenworthy has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Dr. Clyde Leland Corey, MD
Specializes in Urology
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Clyde Corey is an urologist in Tomball, TX, Kingwood, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Corey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Corey's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Lithotripsy, Radical ... (Read more)

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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.

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