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What is laparoscopic surgery for prostate cancer?

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Laparoscopy for prostate removal is a common procedure if you have prostate cancer that hasn't spread outside of the prostate and isn't very aggressive. It's done using a special camera tool and doesn't need a long cut. Men who have this type of surgery have less pain and scarring after surgery, faster recovery, and less risk of infection.

Symptoms of incontinence and impotence as well as sexual potency afterward are similar to traditional surgery.

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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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