Prostate Cancer Surgery

Prostate cancer surgery is recommended in patients where cancer is not metastasized
The most common procedure is a radical prostatectomy. It can be done as traditional open surgery or robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery,In a laparoscopic prostatectomy, the surgeon makes several smaller incisions and uses special long surgical tools to remove the prostate while in open surgery the surgeon makes an incision in lower abdomen,If there is a reasonable chance the cancer might have spread to nearby lymph nodes the surgeon may also remove some of these lymph nodes at this time. The nodes are sent to the lab to see if they have cancer cells in them. If cancer cells are found in any of the nodes, the surgeon might not continue with the surgery. This is because it’s doubtful that the cancer can be cured with surgery, and removing the prostate could lead to serious side effects.
The major possible side effects of radical prostatectomy are urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. These side effects can also occur with other forms of prostate cancer treatment.