Definition of prostatectomy in English:


Syllabification: pros·ta·tec·to·my
Pronunciation: /ˌprästəˈtektəmē

noun (plural prostatectomies)

  • A surgical operation to remove all or part of the prostate gland.
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    • Systems have been cleared for use in general laparoscopic surgery, thoracoscopic surgery, laparoscopic radical prostatectomies, and thoracoscopically assisted cardiotomy procedures.
    • Many operations like radical prostatectomies or radical mastectomies rob patients of their dignity and their quality of life.
    • No more breast biopsies, bowel resections, hysterectomies, or radical retropubic prostatectomies due to cancer.

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