Laparoscopic prostatectomy for severe, chronic prostatitis

Laparoscopic prostatectomy for severe, chronic prostatitis

Patients with severe, chronic prostatitis may receive extensive, but often ineffective, treatment.

The exact extent of treatment is captured in this recent story of one patient who consulted:

  • 1 internist
  • 4 urologists
  • 2 psychiatrists
  • 3 chiropractors
  • 1 pain specialist
  • 1 hypnotherapist
  • 2 acupuncturists
  • 3 physical therapists
  • 4 orthopedic surgeons

This patient did not find relief with procedures ranging from prostate injection to spine surgery.

He also found no relief with these medications:

  • doxycycline
  • ciprofloxcin
  • amoxicillin
  • levaquin
  • bactrim
  • flomax
  • quercetin
  • saw palmetto
  • parafon forte
  • pyridium
  • prosed-ds
  • elmiron
  • lyrica
  • celebrex
  • ibuprofen
  • tramadol
  • lortab


As graphically shown below with his post-op Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (CPSI) scores, this patient did find relief with laparoscopic prostatectomy. At 2 years, this relief appears complete and durable. You can click here to read his story in his words and click here for more information about laparoscopic surgery for severe, treatment-resistant chronic prostatitis.