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Dr. Clyde Leland Corey, MD
Specializes in Urology
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, 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's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Corey honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. John Giannakis' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Giannakis a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Giannakis 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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Dr. Matthew Marlan Hogan, MD
Specializes in Urology
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Hogan is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Tomball, TX, Kingwood, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. His clinical interests encompass robotic radical prostatectomy. Dr. Hogan is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Hogan's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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All Interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

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

Dr. Paul Kenworthy is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Kenworthy average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kenworthy include robotic radical prostatectomy. Dr. Kenworthy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

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

Dr. Liliana Woo practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tomball, TX, Kingwood, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Woo average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Woo include robotic radical prostatectomy. She is an in-network provider for 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
135 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Michael Graham is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Kingwood, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Huntsville, TX. Dr. Graham's clinical interests include robotic radical prostatectomy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patients gave Dr. Graham an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Kwatra takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kwatra graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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

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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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