The radical prostatectomy
is the surgical removal of the entire prostate gland.
If the disease is confined within the gland, then removing
the organ will remove cancer for the body. Radical prostatectomy
is one of the oldest treatments for prostate cancer,
but today, there are several forms of the surgery available
in the treatment of prostate cancer: radical retropubic
prostatectomy, perineal prostatectomy, laparoscopic
prostatectomy, and robotic prostatectomy.