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The Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy
(or the nerve-sparing RRP)

Illustration 5 of 8
from Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer
by Patrick C. Walsh, M.D., and Janet Farrar Worthington


Figure 5 of the nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy RRP technicque of Dr. Patrick Walsh

FIG. 8.5 The Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy (Continued)
If it's possible - and for most men today, diagnosed with curable cancer, it usually is - the surgeon can preserve the neurovascular bundles on either side of the prostate. To do this, the surgeon gently separates each branch of these nerves and vessels from the prostate.

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