Dirk Drent Urologist MBChB MMed (Urol) FCS (SA) Urol

Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy
for Prostate Cancer

Dirk is registered as an affiliated provider for laparoscopic radical prostatectomies with Southern Cross Healthcare. The operations are performed at Southern Cross Hospital in Hamilton and Ormiston Hospital in Auckland. If the patient has a 100% cover, there will be no charge.

Dirk specialises in laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery to remove prostate cancer and uses this technique in most instances.

Advantages of the laparoscopic radical prostatectomy include:

  • Minimally invasive

  • Very good laparoscopic view with magnification of nerve bundles

  • Less postoperative pain

  • Shorter hospital stay (Most patients 2 nights)

  • Quicker recovery

  • Less blood loss

  • Cost effective

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