Published: Sept. 2, 2011
Updated: Sept. 2, 2011
The primary purpose of a laparoscopic prostatectomy is to cure the cancer by removing the prostate gland completely. Some doctors feel that the RALP offers the advantages of lower blood loss and quicker recovery.
Other key goals are to preserve sexual function (erections) and to preserve urinary control or continence.
The experience of the surgeon is critical for RALP.
This brochure is aimed at helping you understand your surgery, what will happen in the hospital, and what you can expect when you go home.
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