The ins and outs of radical prostatectomy

Launched: January 30, 2018
Length: 17 minutes
Presenter: Dr Peter Black, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Webinar overview: This presentation aims to teach people with prostate cancer and their partners and loved ones about radical prostatectomy as a treatment option. We discuss the surgery and what to expect during the early recovery period. We consider possible complications of surgery and the need for sexual and bladder rehabilitation after surgery. We also discuss other cancer treatments that may be offered after a radical prostatectomy and long-term follow-up.


Dr Peter Black is a urologic oncologist at Vancouver General Hospital, a research scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and a professor in the department of urologic sciences at the University of British Columbia. He studied at the University of Washington in Seattle and completed his fellowship in urologic oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He has a clinical subspecialty interest in prostate and bladder cancers and a translational research program related to both cancers.

Dr. Peter Black
Dr Peter Black

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