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

Dr. John Giannakis sees patients in Shenandoah, TX, Huntsville, TX, and Kingwood, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Giannakis at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Paul Kenworthy's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated Dr. Kenworthy highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kenworthy include robotic radical prostatectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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 works as an urologist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Corey takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Corey attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Corey is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Matthew Hogan is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hogan include robotic radical prostatectomy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Hogan is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

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

Dr. Michael Graham is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Graham's clinical interests include robotic radical prostatectomy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Graham is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

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

Dr. Ajay Kwatra works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include the following: robotic radical prostatectomy, kidney stones, and cancer. Dr. Kwatra is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kwatra's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Liliana Woo is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Woo include robotic radical prostatectomy. Patients gave Dr. Woo an average rating of 3.5 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. Woo honors. Her professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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.

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