SurgeryWhat are the different types of surgery for prostate cancer?
The following are some of the different surgical options used to treat prostate cancer:
- open retropubic radical prostatectomy – an open-surgery procedure in which the entire prostate gland and some tissue around it are removed. This surgery involves an incision in the abdomen.
- robotic prostatectomy – very precise surgery performed through five small incisions in the abdomen. This procedure also removes the entire prostate, but offers many benefits for the patient.
- cryosurgery – a procedure that involves killing the cancer by freezing the cells with a small, metal tool placed in the tumor.