Anesthesia

The decision as to which type of anesthesia to employ during surgery is made between the patient and the anesthesiologist. Typically, patients and their families meet with the anesthesia service in the days prior to surgery to discuss their general medical health, previous anesthetic experiences and specific anesthetic related concerns.

Three general categories of anesthesia are used for RP: general, regional or combination (general and regional). Multiple factors go into the decision as to which technique to use: patient preference, patient anatomy, medical history and post¬operative pain control needs. These issues are addressed with each patient during the pre-operative anesthesia visit. The vast majority of patients at VGH undergo general anesthesia.

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Events

Movember Foundation 2018

Movember 2018

The Movember Foundation's fundraiser runs from November 1 to 30.  Click here to donate to The Vancouver Prostate Centre team as we join teams across Canada to raise funds for men's health research in the areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

An innovative new study advances personalized medicine for prostate cancer patients

Drs Chi and Wyatt
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Three researchers receive Prostate Cancer Canada & Movember Foundation grants for biomarker development