How is robotic-assisted surgery being used to treat prostate cancer? - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

How is robotic-assisted surgery being used to treat prostate cancer?

One of the most common treatments for prostate cancer involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland, known as radical prostatectomy.  Traditional radical prostatectomy requires a large, 8-10 inch incision.  This open surgery commonly results in substantial blood loss, a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery and the risk of impotence and incontinence.  

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