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What happens during laparoscopic prostate surgery?

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A small needle connected to a small tube passes carbon dioxide into your abdomen to lift the abdominal wall and give the surgeon a better view. They'll make a small cut near your belly button to put in the laparoscope, a tool with a small camera. They can see what's happening inside you on video monitors placed near the operating table. If the surgeon doesn't find scar tissue, infection, or abdominal disease, they'll make more small cuts to work through. One of them may be enlarged to remove the pelvic lymph nodes.

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Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 15, 2019

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Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 15, 2019

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