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Prostate Surgery

A prostate surgery is a surgical procedure in which a urologist or surgeon removes the prostate to treat prostate cancer or benign prostatic hyperplasia.

The prostate is a small gland which is part of the male reproductive system. It surrounds the urethra, which is the tube through which semen ejaculate and urine (pee) flow out of your body.

Is a prostatectomy a major surgery?

Yes, doctors or surgeons consider a prostatectomy to be a major surgery. A surgeon will surgically remove part or all of the prostate. In some cases, surgery techniques are less invasive than others.

Although prostatectomy is a major surgery, surgeons also consider it safe for healthy people to undergo surgery without major heart or lung problems.

What are the advantages of a prostatectomy?

One of the main advantages of a prostatectomy is treating prostate cancer or BPH. Prostate cancer, particularly high-grade or aggressive prostate cancer, is considered deadly without treatment.

Are there any risks or complications of a prostatectomy?

All surgical procedures have some risks. Some risks of prostatectomy include:

  • Anesthesia risks.
  • Healing problems.
  • Infection.
  • Blood clots.
  • Erectile dysfunction.
  • Little or no ejaculate after orgasm (dry orgasm).
  • Penile atrophy (due to reduced erectile function).
  • Depression.
What are the types of prostate surgery?
  • 1. Radical prostatectomy: It is a common and effective treatment for prostate cancer.
  • 2. Simple prostatectomy: It is an effective treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia