“Love your prostate, get it screened”

Prostate cancer like breast cancer is asymptomatic at initial stages and can be detected only by proper screening and education.

Meet our very own young dynamic and renowned Urologist of Chandigarh, Dr. Priyadarshi Ranjan, who has been a pioneering specialist urological surgeon treating prostate diseases for one and a half-decade. He runs the country’s most renowned especially dedicated exclusive prostate clinic. Dr. Ranjan is not only an internationally acclaimed expert on prostatic problems but also one of the topmost robotic surgeons in the country with special expertise in Robotic Surgery for cancer prostate. He is one of the pioneering surgeons of the country who introduced and established the Robotic Surgery for cancer prostate in this region in the private sector and has a huge experience of treating several thousands of patients with BPH and prostate cancer.

An alumnus of the prestigious King George’s Medical college and PGI Chandigarh, he has been a topper throughout his batch and has been awarded 12 Gold medals in the field of academics. Today his work and educational blogs are regularly featured in the print and electronic media of the region. He has authored three books on prostate, has several papers published on the subject and his landmark paper on the role of “Diet and BPH” has been internationally cited across the globe. He served the Coveted Sanjay Gandhi PGI Lucknow as a faculty cum assistant professor of Urology, prior to establishing the Prostate clinic and robotic prostate surgery program at Fortis Hospital Mohali. Meet the young, vibrant and confident surgeon who currently heads and is the director of Urology, Robotic Surgery, and kidney transplant services at Fortis and I am glad we could manage to squeeze a tete-a-tete with him over a cup of coffee.

Tell us something about the prostate gland and its role in a man’s life.

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland, in men, located at the outlet of the urinary bladder which functions as an exit gate of the bladder. It has the function of nurturing the sperms during the reproductive years.

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