Radical prostatectomy is a kind of prostatectomy procedure in which the prostate and all surrounding tissues are removed. Radical prostatectomy generally used for prostate cancer treatment, especially when malignant cancers already started to spread. In the case of benign prostate tumors or early stages of prostate cancer, the simple prostatectomy or partial prostatectomy may be a solution.
Different methods may be used for radical prostatectomy:
1) Open prostatectomy: The doctor makes a large incision to remove tumors.
2) Laparoscopic prostatectomy: Doctors make small incisions which laparoscopes enter the operation site. Laparoscopes is a device which has a camera and surgery tools
3) Robotic prostatectomy: In this operation style doctors use a special device when the open or laparoscopic method cannot reach all tissues. Also, the incisions are smaller than they are in open prostatectomy.
4) Transurethral prostatectomy: The doctor reaches the prostate by way of the urethra.
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