William M. Dean, MD
Board Certified
Urologist
 

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Preparation for Robotic Prostatectomy

A definitive diagnosis of prostate cancer is made based on the results of your biopsy.

  • Ideal body weight (BMI <29) facilitates an easier surgical procedure and a better recovery. In the interest of your good health, if you need to lose weight, this is an ideal time to get started.
  • Wait 2-6 weeks after biopsy before undergoing the surgery.
  • Stop taking aspirin and other antiplatelet agents such as Coumadin (warfarin) or Plavix two (2) weeks prior to your operation.
  • Take a laxative the day before surgery.
  • Clear liquids only (no solid food) for 24 hours before surgery.
  • Ejaculate frequently (if you can) before the procedure.
This website is provided for general information purposes only. Consult with your doctor about whether da Vinci ® Prostatectomy may be appropriate for your condidtion. If you have questions about the da Vinci ® Surgical System or the procedure, consult with your doctor.


WILLIAM M. DEAN, MD
Specializing in Robotic Prostatectomy


Contact:
314 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Suite 103
Tacoma, WA
98335-1700


Appointments
Tel: 253.272.4013
Fax: 253.627.5367


Office Hours
Monday: 9-12 & 1-5
Tuesday: 9-12 & 1-5
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9-12 & 1-5
Friday: 9-12 & 1-5


(The Office is
closed for lunch
daily from 12-1)

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