Hospital da Luz Guimarães Performs Innovating Surgery for the Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

A team coordinated by urologist José Preza Fernandes performed, for the first time at Hospital da Luz Guimarães, a laparoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy, with simultaneous screening of metastatic ganglia through prostate cancer specific radio marker probe (Gallium-PSMA).

This is an innovating urologic surgery in the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer, as the surgeon combines, for the removal of metastatic lymphatic ganglia, the use of minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy) with the intraoperative use of a probe that screens the affected and previously isotope-marked ganglion.

In the same surgery, performed in March, the patient was also successfully submitted to the insertion of an inflatable penile prosthesis for resolution of erectile dysfunction.

The clinical service of Urology from Hospital da Luz Guimarães has been developing differentiated treatment through minimally invasive procedures and techniques, such as laparoscopy, with high rates of efficacy, safety and comfort for the patient, allowing quick recovery.

José Preza Fernandes also practices Urology in Hospital da Luz units of Amarante, Cerveira, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim and Vila Real.