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Prostate Cancer – Surgery

Surgical removal of prostate is the treatment of choice for the treatment of localized prostate cancer.

This type of surgery is called radical prostatectomy since the entire prostate is removed along with the seminal vesicles, prostatic urethra and lymph nodes.

After removal of the following anastomosis of the bladder with the remaining portion of the urethra and wherein catheter remains place from 8 to 20 days depending on the type of surgery.

Radical prostatectomy may be open (radical retropubic prostatectomy), limited to the perineum (perineal radical prostatectomy), laparoscopic (laparoscopic radical prostatectomy) or via using the robotic system Da Vinci (robotic radical prostatectomy).

After surgery and catheter removal, the patient has some degree of urinary incontinence, which disappears after a time period which varies with the surgery.

With new techniques achieved safeguarding of vesicles’ bundles, which are “responsible” for the erection and in this way the patient after surgery may have erectile function.