Procedure Involved Removal of Bladder to Treat Bladder Cancer
LAKEWAY, Texas – April 18, 2016 – Lakeway Regional Medical Center (LRMC), a state-of-the-art medical campus dedicated to the delivery of quality healthcare, recently completed a successful cystectomy for a resident of the United Arab Emirates who traveled to Central Texas specifically for the bladder cancer treatment.
The cystectomy was performed by highly regarded local urologist, Dr. Carl Bischoff, on a middle-aged retired ARMY civilian male who has lived in the UAE since 2007. The patient, Marc N., visited a urologist in Dubai after experiencing blood in his urine. A CT scan showed a growth, and the doctor recommended a simple removal procedure with no mention of cancer.
A second opinion was requested by the patient, and the growth was later identified as a cancerous tumor. Marc N. and his wife, a physical therapist, researched urologists in the U.S. and received several recommendations for Dr. Bischoff. As they had family living in the area, the choice was made to have the cystectomy performed at LRMC.
In February, the patient had his tumor biopsied endoscopically, which confirmed his tumor was cancerous and aggressive. Dr. Bischoff then scheduled the cystectomy to remove the patient’s bladder and prostate.
Marc N. was discharged from LRMC in good health several days after the cystectomy, and plans to return to the UAE later this month. He and his wife offered many positive comments about the hospital’s ICU, pre-admission process and family-oriented staff. Their highest praise was reserved for the guidance, surgical expertise and bedside manner of Dr. Bischoff.
About Lakeway Regional Medical Center
Lakeway Regional Medical Center (LRMC) is a state-of-the-art medical campus dedicated to the delivery of world-class healthcare. LRMC provides services in emergency medicine, neurosurgery, orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, general surgery, gastroenterology and women’s health. For more information about LRMC, visit LakewayRegional.com or call 512-571-5000.
Source: Lakeway Regional Medical Center