Prostatectomy

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Prostatectomy is the surgical removal of part or all of the prostate. It is often used in the treatment of inability to urinate or of prostate cancer.[1] Patients who are having a prostatectomy can expect to stay in the hospital for two to four days.[2] A tube called a catheter is usually left in the patient's bladder for two or three weeks, which can result in the patient having problems controlling his bladder for awhile.

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  1. "Prostate cancer: Treatments and drugs - MayoClinic.com". mayoclinic.com. Retrieved May 4, 2010. 
  2. "Radical prostatectomy". webmd.com. Retrieved May 4, 2010.