Definition of Prostatectomy:

Removal of the prostate gland.

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Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...the condition
“...Surgical procedures such as sympathectomy, prostatectomy and castration produce varying effects...”
...our question about Prostate surgery
“Erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence are the two most frequently encountered consequences of radical prostatectomy.  While the rate of postoperative urinary incontinence is quite low, the rate of ED is reported as being significantly higher, affecting 10% to 100% of patients...”
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Prostate Cancer

...the condition
“...Radiotherapy is an alternative to radical prostatectomy.  At the time of writing there is no conclusive evidence to show that one method is more effective than the other...”
...recommendation Surgery
“...The most common technique is a "radical prostatectomy", which involves removing the prostate gland, seminal vesicles and nearby lymph nodes...”
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