Dear Professor Mikhail Enikeev,

Thank you for your reply. According to your hospital website, I quote the following: "Non-Russian citizens can be treated through paid medical services. Including hospitalization stay, anesthesia, intensive therapy, the cost of robot-assisted prostatectomy is around 330-380 thousand rubles." Could you confirm if the price for doing the Da Vinci robotic Prostatectomy operation is (380, 000 rubles) is correct?. Can I get a formal offer for the operation from the Clinic so I can plan my budget and trip?

Regards, Mohamad

Dear Mohamed.

All treatment (hospital stay, general anesthesia, robotic radical prostatectomy it self, one day in ICU, histological examination) for the foreigner can cost near 600 thousand rubles. If you are Russian citizen, the cost can be a little less (near 480 thousand rubles). The duration of the hospital stay can be near 8-9 days.
We can send you an official invitation with the indication of the approximate total cost. It will make it easier for you to cross the border. For the invitation we need your passport details.

When you plan your trip to our hospital, please contact with me (professor Mikhail Enikeev). You can mail me in the continuation of this letter, or you can call the administrators phone number +7-495-201-39-95 and ask for the conversation with me.

You should bring with you to Moscow all your examinations, including the MRI images (usb driver) and histological protocol. All missing data we can get on our database.So, keep me informed.

Hello good evening.

Мy name is hazem and I am a 25 years old male from egypt.

I suffer from a condition since birth called Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity which basically increases anxiety and so on.
One of the side effects is premature ejaculation, i had no problem when i was younger but it's getting worse as i grow up, now i can last for approximately 5 minutes in the first sexual session during the day.

I find it hard to control ejaculation due to the overwhelming sensation.

Long story short, i would like to know details about the permanent surgery of the premature ejaculation in your center, the cost and duration and everything.

Dear Hazem,

According to European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines surgical treatment of premature ejaculation (e.g. selective dorsal neurectomy(SDN)) is an unconventional therapeutic option. Due to the possible risk of sexual function permanent loss guidelines do not recommend it. Nevertheless, the efficacy of surgical treatment has been evaluated in several Asian clinical trials.
Here in Sechenov University we recommend selective dorsal neurectomy only for patients which are not satisfied with all of the EAU-recommended treatments, which include psychobehavioral
strategies and pharmacotherapy (dapoxetine, off-label use of SSRIs and clomipramine, topical anesthetic agents, and phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors). But we usually warn our patients of all probable negative consequences of surgical PE treatment and the final decision is up to the patient.
Before hospital admission you have to attend a pre-operative assessment:

  • FBC
  • U&Es
  • LFTs
  • Calcium
  • Clotting
  • Group and save (or hold)
  • Urinalysis
  • CXR
  • ECG
  • Visit of GP

When pre-op assessment will be done the doctor will set a surgery date. Hospitalization time will take about 24-48 hours and then you will be discharged. The surgery is usually done under local anesthesia but it can be done under general anesthesia as well. In 10 days after surgery the sutures from the skin have to be removed.
The prize for this type of operation in our clinic ranges from 500 to 800 $ (it depends on anesthesia type, postoperative hospitalization time, and room class)
I hope you will find this data usefull. If you require anyfurther information, feel free to contact us. Best regards,
Dmitry O. Korolev
Urology consultant
Sechenov University

Hello, I would like to learn about the neurotomy for premature ejaculation. Is it a safe and recommended procedure? Can it affect erections or penis size? Are patients happy? I am not from Russia, but I could be interested, so I ask these questions here, thank you very much for your time.

Victor

Dear Victor,

Premature ejaculation (PE) is characterized by ejaculation that occurs prior to or within a very short duration of the initiation of vaginal penetration (within one minute or less) or other relevant sexual stimulation, with no or little perceived control over ejaculation. The main reasons of PE are still unknown, but some data support biological and psychological hypotheses, including anxiety, penile hypersensitivity and 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor dysfunction.

According to European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines there are several conservative treatment options of PE management: using control/delay ejaculation techniques, pharmacotherapy (a short-acting SSRI e.g. dapoxetine), topical anaesthetic agents, centrally-acting analgesic agent etc. Surgical PE treatment (e.g. selective dorsal neurectomy(SDN)) is an unconventional therapeutic option. Due to the possible risk of sexual function permanent loss guidelines do not recommend it. Nevertheless, the efficacy of surgical treatment has been evaluated in several Asian clinical trials. The goal of PE surgical treatment is to increase ejaculatory latency by reducing penile sensitivity. Asian urologists have reported that SDN gives a significant increase of intravaginal ejaculatory latency time and a satisfaction rate of 81.8%. Complications such as penile edema, glans pain, wound dehiscence and delayed ejaculation occurred in only 11.8% of cases. There is no evidence about penile loss after SDN in recent scientific publications. The efficacy of SDN has been demonstrated in other several studies, but despite the good outcomes they remain not recommended in urological guidelines, due to the rare risks of erectile dysfunction and penile sensory loss.

Here in Moscow urologists are used to apply surgical PE treatment (SDN) in severe cases when conservative treatment is not effective. But we usually warn our patients of all probable negative consequences of surgical PE treatment and the final decision is up to the patient.
I hope you will find this data usefull. If you require anyfurther information, feel free to contact us.

Best regards,
Dmitry O. Korolev
Urology consultant
Sechenov University

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