See the latest coronavirus and vaccine information.
Learn about the Lancaster General Hospital Emergency Department expansion and related traffic changes.
Simple prostatectomy is the surgical removal of the prostate. This surgery removes much of the prostate, but it may or may not remove all of the prostate. It may be done as an open surgery, a laparoscopic surgery, or as a laparoscopic surgery with robotic assistance.
Simple prostatectomy is not done very often for benign enlargement of the prostate. It may be recommended if:
Simple prostatectomy may require spending one or more days in the hospital. You may go home with a urinary catheter in place. Your doctor will give you instructions about how to care for your catheter at home.
Simple prostatectomy usually is used for men who want surgery to treat their benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms and who have very enlarged prostates.
Simple prostatectomy almost always improves symptoms.
The risks of simple prostatectomy include:
Current as of:
February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineJ. Curtis Nickel MD, FRCSC - Urology
Current as of: February 10, 2021
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & J. Curtis Nickel MD, FRCSC - Urology
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2021 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Find our contact forms and phone numbers or give feedback on a recent experience using Care to Share.
View test results, schedule appointments, or request prescription refills from the convenience of your computer or mobile device.
Learn about health system news and meet new providers in Progress Notes, Lancaster General Health's provider newsletter.
Want to make a payment without a MyLGHealth account? Click the "Pay as Guest" button below.