Three years ago, we observed that a patient with 8 years of severe, treatment-resistant chronic prostatitis had immediate and complete relief of symptoms with laparoscopic prostatectomy. In more than 3 years of followup, his response has been fully durable.
Given that no two patients recover exactly the same from treatment, we initiated an IRB -approved, prospective clinical trial. Its purpose is to characterize symptomatic response to laparoscopic prostatectomy. The trial captures data in quantitative ways and is in its early stage. However, we are in association with the trial getting narrative reports from individual patients.
Here are recently submitted long-term reports that provide insight regarding the potential durability of the symptomatic relief with prostatitis surgery
- Click here for a 2 ½-year report from the first, pre-trial patient (upper right video)
- Click here for a 2-year followup with detailed narrative and CPSI scores
- Click here for an 18-month followup from another patient
As we gain more insights, we will be pleased to share more reports and what we know.
In the meantime, you can get information on the Prostatitis Surgery site.
By Guest Contribute: Arnon Krongrad, MD specializes in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for the treatment of prostate cancer and severe, treatment-resistant chronic prostatitis. He publishes a Prostatitis .