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What happens during laparoscopic prostatectomy?

Laparoscopic prostatectomy is the complete removal of the prostate using long, narrow instruments that are introduced through very small skin incisions. To perform the procedure, six tiny incisions are made in your abdomen and the laparoscopic instruments are carefully inserted and attached to the robot.

Once setup is completed, the surgeon sits at the console where the surgeon controls the robotic instruments.

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