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nurse specialist

Robotically assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (or RALP for short)
Our clinical nurse specialist (CNSs) are here to support any patients and their families who have a diagnosis of urological cancer this includes prostate cancer. We offer support from initial diagnosis through to treatment and beyond . We work closely with urology consultants involved in your care and can provide information about your diagnosis and treatment options.

Uro-oncology CNS team Bradford contact details:

Our contact details

Uro-oncology CNS team Bradford contact details:
Telephone: 01274 382079
Working hours of the CNS team are Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Please find links below which you may find helpful:
Early (localised) prostate cancer – Macmillan Cancer Support
Locally advanced prostate cancer – Macmillan Cancer Support

Your Surgery

At BTHFT your Robotic – assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy surgery will be carried out by one of four specially trained Uro-Oncology surgeons . Approximately 200 of these operations are carried out each year from the Airedale, Calderdale and Bradford area.

More information

Please find the link below to find further information from The British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS):

Radical laparoscopic prostatectomy

Post Surgery

You will need time to recover! This means no heavy lifting or strenuous activity but gently mobilising regularly is encouraged.
Our team will contact you a few days after you have returned home to go over any questions you might have about your recovery.

Important information regarding your Catheter

Your catheter must remain in place while you heal. Please do not attempt to remove your catheter on your own.  If it should accidentally fall out, you should immediately attend A&E at the hospital where you had your surgery they will then notify a urology consultant to have it replaced.  The catheter was carefully placed by your urology surgeon with specific regard to your prostatectomy and cannot be replaced by just anyone.

Uro-oncology CNS team Bradford contact details:

Telephone: 01274 382079

Working hours of the CNS team are Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Your aftercare

Information will be sent to your GP or local trust to provide you with a Vacuum therapy device and the medication you need for post op penile rehabilitation. It is important that you continue your pelvic floor exercises to help you regain your continence once your catheter has been removed.

Uro-oncology CNS team Bradford contact details:

Telephone: 01274 382079

Working hours of the CNS team are Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Exercises to support your recovery

About the exercises

How to do the exercises

More help and advice

You may find further information regarding your pelvic floor exercises helpful by following the links below:
POGP (thepogp.co.uk)
Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises (for men) | POGP (thepogp.co.uk)
How it works – Squeezy (squeezyapp.com)

A big thank you

Thank you to the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance for their education bursary which supported us in the development these digital health resources.

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