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What is open prostatectomy surgery for BPH?

Marc B. Garnick, MD
Hematology & Oncology
In open prostatectomy for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the surgeon removes tissue blocking the urethra through an incision in the lower abdomen, leaving the rest of the prostate gland in place.

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