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Prostate Cancer Treatment

da Vinici prostatectomy incisions diagram

Radical prostatectomy is a complex and delicate procedure due to many factors, including the location of the prostate gland deep inside the pelvis.

In radical prostatectomy, the surgeon removes the entire prostate gland along with both seminal vesicles, both ampullae (the enlarged lower sections of the vas deferens), as well as additional surrounding tissues.

The surgeon may be able to spare the nerves that run on both sides near the prostate, known as the neurovascular bundles, which can help preserve potency and urinary continence. The section of urethra that runs through the prostate is cut away, and the bladder is re-attached to the remaining section of urethra.