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Radical Prostatectomy is a major surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia in a hospital operating room where the urologist removes the prostate gland and the seminal vesicles (an organ attached to the top of the prostate).
There are several methods to perform Radical Prostatectomy, including Da Vinci and Robotic, but all do basically the same thing. The urethra tube is cut across, both at the top of the prostate where the tube joins the bladder, and also at the bottom of the prostate, and the prostate and seminal vesicles are removed. The bladder is then pulled down into the man’s pelvis and sewn to the lower part of the urethra located to where the prostate used to be. Depending on the extent of the cancer, the surgeon will try to preserve the sex nerves. The surgery takes approximately two hours to perform, but may take longer, depending on the skill of the urologist. Additionally, depending on the skill of the surgeon, a man wears a urinary catheter one week or more after the procedure. Two common risks of Radical Prostatectomy are erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence.
If you have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, it’s critical to personally research prostate cancer treatment options to make an informed decision that is best for you and your family. And, with few exceptions, your first treatment gives you the best chance for success.
ProstRcision ® has high documented disease-free survival rates using the strictest definition (PSA < 0.2 ng/ml, 10 years after treatment). Equally important, this unique approach to eradicating prostate cancer preserves sexual function and maintains urinary control for the vast majority of men. The documented 10-year and 15-year high disease-free survival rates, combined with no cutting of the prostate, and very few side effects are why over 17,000 men from all 50 states, and over 40 countries have chosen ProstRcision.
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