Episode 32: Bladder Cancer Matters Podcast How to Choose a Urinary Diversion with Dr. Robert Svatek (Part 1-2)

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In Episode 32, Part 1 of Bladder Cancer Matters, host Rick Bangs talks with Dr. Robert Svatek. Dr. Svatek is one of the top five highest-volume bladder cancer surgeons in the United States, performing over 60 bladder removal procedures (cystectomies) yearly. Choosing a urinary diversion is among the most difficult decisions patients must make and Dr. Svatek provides valuable information about how to make an informed decision.

Rick and Dr. Svatek talk about:

  • What a urinary diversion is
  • What patients should consider when choosing a diversion
  • Diversions that a patient could choose from and how are they constructed
  • Rick’s experience as a patient who had a neobladder constructed in 2006
  • What to look for in a surgeon and how and how to find that person
  • Advantages and disadvantages or robotic vs. open surgery to remove the bladder

https://bcan.org/how-to-choose-a-urinary-diversion/

Part 2

In Episode 32, Part 2 of Bladder Cancer Matters, host Rick Bangs talks with Dr. Robert Svatek. Dr. Svatek is one of the top five highest-volume bladder cancer surgeons in the United States, performing over 60 bladder removal procedures (cystectomies) yearly. Choosing a urinary diversion is among the most difficult decisions patients must make and Dr. Svatek provides valuable information about how to make an informed decision.

Rick and Dr. Svatek talk about:

  1. Common questions from patients who have to choose a urinary diversion
  2. A study showing how Hispanic patients don’t always get the same diversions compared to their white counterparts
  3. The differences between open vs. robotic radical cystectomies
  4. Follow up medical care after receiving a urinary diversion
  5. What’s new and exciting in patient care post radical cystectomy

https://bcan.org/part-2-how-to-choose-a-urinary-diversion/