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Prostatectomy - Series—Techniques

Techniques

Overview

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 7/31/2019

Updated by: Sovrin M. Shah, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. 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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