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How is surgery used in the treatment of prostate cancer? 

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Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Prostate removal

There are 3 kinds of surgery for prostate cancer: radical prostatectomy nerve sparing prostatectomy & robotic prostatectomy all 3 procedures remove the prostate gland and have special refinements in the process.
Surgery is used for cancer that can be surgically removed.

In brief: Prostate removal

There are 3 kinds of surgery for prostate cancer: radical prostatectomy nerve sparing prostatectomy & robotic prostatectomy all 3 procedures remove the prostate gland and have special refinements in the process.
Surgery is used for cancer that can be surgically removed.
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Dr. Natarajan Raman
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In brief: CUT TO CURE!!!

It is important to realize that the aim of surgery it to remove the cancerous prostate.
There is no good evidence that robotic removal is superior to nonrobotic removal in terms of prostate cancer cure, erectile function or incontinence. In the hands of a good surgeon both techniques are comparable but most surgeons are best at one technique or the other, rarely both.

In brief: CUT TO CURE!!!

It is important to realize that the aim of surgery it to remove the cancerous prostate.
There is no good evidence that robotic removal is superior to nonrobotic removal in terms of prostate cancer cure, erectile function or incontinence. In the hands of a good surgeon both techniques are comparable but most surgeons are best at one technique or the other, rarely both.
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Dr. Andrew McCullough
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In brief: Removal of prostate

Surgery for prostate cancer is called a radical prostatectomy.
This includes entirely removing the prostate gland with its surrounding structures and then reconstructing the bladder to the urethra again. After surgery, no ostomy or external permanent bag is neccessary. Pelvic lymph nodes may or may not be removed at the same time depending on the clinical findings.

In brief: Removal of prostate

Surgery for prostate cancer is called a radical prostatectomy.
This includes entirely removing the prostate gland with its surrounding structures and then reconstructing the bladder to the urethra again. After surgery, no ostomy or external permanent bag is neccessary. Pelvic lymph nodes may or may not be removed at the same time depending on the clinical findings.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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