Dr. Ketan M Desai

M. Ch. (Urology), D.N.B. (Surg.), M.S. (Gen. Surg.)
Consultant Urologist, Andrologist and Robotic Surgery Specialist

Dr Ketan M Desai is a well-known and a well trusted Senior Urologist in South Mumbai. He is attached with many of the reputed hospitals in South Mumbai, which includes the likes of Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, Saifee Hospital, Bhatia Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital and Wockhardt Hospital.
He has a strong academic background, he did his MCh (Urology) in October 1993 from Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, University of Bombay. He did his DNB (Surgery) in April 1991 from the National Board of New Delhi, M.S. (General Surgery) in January 1990 from Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, from University of Bombay & MBBS in October 1985 from Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, University of Bombay.
He has a vast operative experience in all Endoscopic Urological Surgeries, Open Urological Operations, Laser Endourological Surgeries, Laparoscopic Urological Surgeries and Robotic Urological Surgeries.

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Benign Enlargement of Prostate

It is a fairly prevalent disease of elderly male patients above the age of 50 years. Incidence of this causing symptoms, increases as the age advances. As the enlargement progresses, it pinches the urethra below the bladder and causes difficulty in passing urine.

Unless complications of enlargement have set in, initial line of treatment should be conservative with medicines. If patient does not improve, or escapes benefit with medicines or complications set in, minimally invasive surgery should be offered to him.

The most time tested surgical treatment for BPH is Trans Urethral Resection of Prostate (TURP). The other options include Laser Ablation or Nucleation. In very large sized glands, open surgery in experienced hands is a very good option. The surgical options should be discussed with the surgeon in detail regarding the pros and cons of each, and then decide what suits you the best.

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Bladder Cancer (BC): Symptoms

Due to the contact between the growth in the bladder and urine, the most common symptom of bladder cancer is presence of blood in the urine also known in medical terms as haematuria. Even if blood appears only once, medical advice should still be sought as soon as possible. Sometimes bleeding may not be seen

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Urethral Stricture

Urethral stricture is a narrowing of the urethra, leading to varying difficulty while passing urine.The caveats deciding the mode of treatment are - the length of the involved urethra and the amount of thickness of the wall of urethra, which is involved in the pathological narrowing. The commonest causes of urethral stricture are infection or trauma.

Surgical treatment is the best option for this disease. In short segment strictures with partial thickness wall involvement, endoscopic treatment in the form of Visual Internal Urethrotomy (VIU), is a good option. This procedure may require subsequent urethral dilatations either by metal bougies or by Clean Self Intermittent Catheterization of a good caliber urethral catheter, to prevent recurrence of the stricture.

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Male Circumcision and Prostate Cancer: everything you need to know

Several weeks ago there was a news item on the role of circumcision in prostate cancer. This was based on a research paper published in the British Journal of Urology International (March 2014 issue) by researchers from the Biostatistics Department, Quebec University, Canada. The article highlighted the benefits of male circumcision. Read on to discover.

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Cancer of Prostate

It is a disease of elderly males. This disease is characterized by presence of a strong specific tumor marker, called PSA ( Prostatic Surface Antigen), which can be assayed by a blood test. It usually rises much before the actual clinical presentation of its symptoms. This is favorable for early diagnosis of this potentially highly morbid disease in asymptomatic elderly males.

This test is now available as a part of high level health packages, offered by many reputed diagnostic centers. When this disease is diagnosed early, it is potentially curable. The symptoms of this disease are essentially the same as in noncancerous enlargement of prostate gland. In addition, in advanced cases, where the disease has progressed beyond the prostate, symptoms of metastases may be present. They range from backache, joint pains, pathological fractures, lower limb edema, bleeding in urine, weight loss, anorexia etc.

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Incidentally detected kidney cancer (Small renal mass-SRM)

Information on kidney cancer treatment Kidney cancer in the last decade has seen an increase in detection through the finding of small renal masses (SRMs) or tumours with an average increase of 2% to 3% per year. Now almost 40-50% of renal tumours are detected in early stages. Nearly half of these patients are above the […]

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