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Prostatectomy - Series—Techniques



A radical prostatectomy is surgery done to remove the prostate gland in case of prostate cancer. Techniques for radical prostatectomy include the retropubic, suprapubic, perineal, laparoscopic, and robotic methods.

Review Date 7/26/2021

Updated by: Kelly L. Stratton, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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