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Prostate Surgery / Prostatectomy – Doctor and Procedure

Prostate surgery, also called a prostatectomy, is a surgical procedure to remove part, or all, of the prostate gland. The prostate gland is located in the pelvis of males, below the bladder. The prostate surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis. Prostate surgery / prostatectomy is used for a variety of prostate conditions, but it is most commonly used to treat prostate cancer. Prostate surgery / prostatectomy is done in various ways, depending on the situation and factors involved.

Prostate surgery / prostatectomy may also be used in cases of severe urinary symptoms and enlarged prostate glands. Enlarged prostate glands are also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. In the cases of BPH treatment, prostate surgery doesn’t always involve removing the entire prostate, and may just remove the part of the prostate that is not allowing urine to flow.