Specialists In Urological
Concerns For Men,
Women & Children

Specialists In Urological
Concerns For Men,
Women & Children

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sexual problems

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ED/testosterone

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PROSTATE CANCER

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Dr Gholomi  has performed Thousands of Laparoscopic and/or Robotic Procedures Since 2000

Shahram S. Gholami, M.D. is an internationally recognized expert in the field of minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He has been training novice urologists and sharing his expertise worldwide since 2000. His passion for innovation and leadership is demonstrated in his work.

Dr. Gholami has performed thousands of laparoscopic and/or robotic procedures since 2000. He has been performing laparoscopic prostatectomies longer than >98 % of practicing urologists.

Doctor Gholami’s International Recognition

SHAHRAM SHAWN GHOLAMI, M.D

SHAHRAM SHAWN GHOLAMI, M.D

  • Men’s Health Network- Research Award
  • Golden Glove Award- European School of Surgery
  • Top Doctor- Silicon Valley Magazine
  • Top Doctor- San Francisco Magazine
  • Top Doctor- San Jose Business Journal
  • California Urology Foundation Research Award
  • Lapides Research Prize- Honorable Mentio

 

  • Stryker Endoscopy Laparoscopy/ Endoscopy Scholar
  • Ethicon Endosurgery, Laparoscopy Scholar
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Research Award
  • 1st Place Award- Northern California Urology Resident
  • Research Award, 2 time winner
  • American College of Surgeons Award for Academic Excellence
  • A Member of Urological Surgeons of Northern California, Inc.
Dr Gholami MD articles

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Da Vinci Robotics with Dr Gholami

DA VINCI® Robotics

Robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System has revolutionized prostate cancer therapy. Robotic prostatectomy has many short and long term benefits for patients through the use of high definition 3-Dimensional optics and enhanced precision.

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"This Dr uses the Da Vinci robot to do surgery. I had prostate cancer, he removed it . He great, talented and I recommend him highly."

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the prostate? Where is it located?

The prostate is a secondary sexual organ exclusive to males which secretes products such as a protein known as prostate-specific antigen (PSA). Though females do not have prostates, they do have similar organs which also produce this PSA protein. The prostate is typically the size of an apricot, and it is located beneath the bladder and surrounds the upper urethra. Its position in front of the rectum makes the prostate accessible to touch during rectal examination. The prostate functions in conjunction with another pair of secondary sexual organs known as seminal vesicles to produce the liquid portion of semen. Despite this inclusion in processes of intercourse, the role of the prostate in human fertility remains debatable. The position of the prostate deep within the pelvis makes surgical access difficult.

What else should I know about prostate-specific antigen (PSA)?

Elevated levels of PSA are common in ejaculate, though the level of PSA which leaks from the prostate into the bloodstream is typically low. The level of PSA in the bloodstream is indicative of the probability for developing prostate cancer, and higher levels are associated with higher probability. Specific conditions such as infections or use of certain medications can affect the level of PSA without increasing the probability of prostate cancer. As such, each patient must be evaluated individually in order to interpret the credibility of a PSA level. Though PSA levels can be indicative of cancer, they are not a sure warning sign; this is why an additional test called a biopsy is required to diagnose prostate cancer.

What purpose does a biopsy serve?

During a biopsy, sample cores are taken from the prostate to be fixed in formaldehyde and stained to identify sections which represent different regions of the prostate. These cores are then examined through microscopy to identify cancer, infection, inflammation, or other distinguishable abnormalities. A biopsy core is only a sample of a prostate, and as such results are not always a definite representation of the condition of the prostate. While a biopsy which reveals cancer can be considered a definite source of diagnosis, absence of cancer in a biopsy does not always indicate absence of cancer in the prostate. Biopsy results are also subject to the interpretation of the biopsy cores, and for this reason communication between Dr. Gholami and your pathologist can ensure an accurate and impartial interpretation. The pathologist will prepare a report for Dr. Gholami which will explain the nature of cores sampled in the biopsy. If cancer is detected this report will include the grade of the cancer as well as the proportion of the core involved. This report should also describe any abnormalities visible in the biopsy cores. Even biopsies which are negative for prostate cancer should note these abnormalities, as they could lead to future cancer diagnoses.

Why are the classifications of prostate cancer important?

Prostate cancer is described by two separate classifications. The first classification, the grade of prostate cancer, pertains to the shape of cancer cells. Prostate cancer cells vary in shape when viewed under a microscope, and these shapes have been categorized and numbered by a Dr. Donald Gleason. The Gleason score of prostate cancer is the sum of two of the most common shapes of cancer cells. The least aggressive of these cells is labeled 2, while the most aggressive is labeled 10. The Gleason score of prostate cancer determines how aggressive the cancer appears to the pathologist, and it is important in allowing Dr. Gholami to pair his patient with the most effective therapy available. The second classification, or stage of prostate cancer, simply indicates the extent of growth of the cancer.

Am I a good candidate for DVP?

Patients who should consider DVP as therapy for prostate cancer should have very good health with a life expectancy exceeding 10 years. They should also have cancers which are localized to the prostate gland. Other variables to consider for patients considering LRP include PSA, biopsy results, previous treatments for prostate cancer, weight, smoking history, other illnesses, and current medication regimens.

An Internationally Recognized Expert in theField of
Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery.

Dr. Shahram Shawn Gholami

MD Gholami

Dr. S. Shawn Gholami is an internationally recognized expert in the field of minimally invasive urology. He is one of the early pioneers in performing surgery using laser and robotics thereby minimizing risk and morbidity to his patients. 

    Da Vinci Surgical Procedures

    Dr Gholami surgical procedures

    Robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System has revolutionized prostate cancer therapy. Robotic prostatectomy has many short and long term benefits for patients through the use of high definition 3-Dimensional optics and enhanced precision.

    Patient Experience

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    Surgical Procedures

    Prostate Cancer

    Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer Treatment Conformal Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Cryotherapy for Prostate Cancer Treatment CyberKnife for Prostate Cancer Treatment Robotic Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer (DaVinci Prostatectomy) High Intensity Focal Ultrasound (HIFU) Nutrition Therapy for Prostate Cancer Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer Watchful Waiting for Prostate Cancer

      Kidney Cancer

      Focal Laser Ablation for Kidney Cancer Robotic Nephrectomy for Kidney Cancer – Full Vs. Partial

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