| WHAT IS IT?
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| ADVANTAGES
| RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY
   - What is it?
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| LUMBAR FLANK SURGERY
   - Radical & Parcial Nefrectomy
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LAPAROSCOPY | radical prostatectomy

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF LAPAROSCOPIC RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY?
The main advantage is the surgical view. Image magnification allows for much finer and precise surgical moves, facts of great importance in oncological surgery. The laparoscopic approach avoids big incisions, reason why normal life recovering is very quick. Surgical timing is longer than with the classical approach but that reverts in shorter hospital stay. Surgical bleeding tends to be minimum, making blood transfusion not needed.

WHEN CAN THE ERECTION NERVES BE PRESERVED?
Erection loss is one of the handicaps of prostate cancer treatment. Depending on the particular case, one or both neurovascular bundles may be preserved with a higher chance (approximately 50%) of erection recovering.

Laparoscopic surgery, thanks to the magnification view, allows for a precise dissection of theses bundles whenever possible. Main treatment intention though is disease cure, being in a second term the functional deficits that the treatment may cause. This is the reason why each case must be carefully evaluated before and during the surgical procedure. In front of doubt of a correct surgical procedure from an oncological point of view, neurovascular bundles are sacrificed.

 
 
 

" may be preserved with a higher chance (approximately 50%) of erection recovering "