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BackTable / Urology / Podcast / Episode #161

The Terrible Urological 5: Time for Cystectomy & Urinary Diversion

with Dr. Drew Peterson

This week on BackTable Urology, Dr. Suzette Sutherland (University of Washington) and Dr. Drew Peterson (Duke University) explore the psychological and clinical challenges faced by genitourinary cancer survivors dealing with the urological consequences of cystectomy and urinary diversion.

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Ep 161 The Terrible Urological 5: Time for Cystectomy & Urinary Diversion with Dr. Drew Peterson
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BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2024, April 16). Ep. 161 – The Terrible Urological 5: Time for Cystectomy & Urinary Diversion [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com

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Dr. Drew Peteson discusses The Terrible Urological 5: Time for Cystectomy & Urinary Diversion on the BackTable 161 Podcast

Dr. Drew Peteson

Dr. Andrew (Drew) Peterson is a reconstructive urologic surgeon with Duke in Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Suzette Sutherland discusses The Terrible Urological 5: Time for Cystectomy & Urinary Diversion on the BackTable 161 Podcast

Dr. Suzette Sutherland

Dr. Suzette Sutherland is the director of female urology with UW Medicine in Seattle, Washington.

Synopsis

First, they delve into the “Terrible Urological Five”, a set of criteria indicating when it might be necessary to consider cystectomy and urinary diversion. Dr. Peterson shares his insights on patient care, emphasizing how long-term follow-up and comprehensive care can transform survivors’ quality of life. He also addresses the psychological aspects of major urological surgery, highlighting the importance of acceptance and adjustment for patients and their families. Alongside specific medical considerations, the surgeons underscore surgical advancements that enhance safety and outcomes, reaffirming the potential for patients to regain a fulfilling life post-surgery.

Timestamps

00:00 - Introduction to Cancer Survivorship
08:06 - The Terrible Urological Five: When to Consider Cystectomy
23:09 - The Journey to Accepting a Cystectomy and Urinary Diversion
35:03 - Support Networks and Postoperative Quality of Life
38:53 - Concluding Thoughts and the Importance of Moving Forward

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