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What types of surgery are available for men with prostate cancer?

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Dr. Naveen Kella
Urology - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

Robotic or laparoscopic surgery, perineal (under the scrotum), or open surgery are multiple ways to remove the prostate.

In brief: Multiple

Robotic or laparoscopic surgery, perineal (under the scrotum), or open surgery are multiple ways to remove the prostate.
Dr. Naveen Kella
Dr. Naveen Kella
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Dr. George Klauber
Also orchiectomy (removal of testes/castration) which is a type of hormonal treatment because it eliminates testostosterone production. Testosteroine stimultes prostate cancer to grow.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Open or robotic

Open prostatectomy: longest track record, more blood loss, more hospital stay, laparoscopic or robotic ( da vinci): minimally invasive, less track record, less blood loss, less hospital stay either case, make sure your surgeon, performs many of these operations per year.

In brief: Open or robotic

Open prostatectomy: longest track record, more blood loss, more hospital stay, laparoscopic or robotic ( da vinci): minimally invasive, less track record, less blood loss, less hospital stay either case, make sure your surgeon, performs many of these operations per year.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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In brief: Two

A radical prostatectomy is surgery to remove the prostate for localized prostate cancer.
These can be done through a regular incision or via multiple laparoscopic ports and a robotic assist. Although the robot is very sexy now, there is little data to support it being better than standard surgery. The key to either technique is an experienced surgeon.

In brief: Two

A radical prostatectomy is surgery to remove the prostate for localized prostate cancer.
These can be done through a regular incision or via multiple laparoscopic ports and a robotic assist. Although the robot is very sexy now, there is little data to support it being better than standard surgery. The key to either technique is an experienced surgeon.
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Dr. Howard Usitalo
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