Your surgery

You’ll be taken to the operating theatre and made comfortable.

Your anaesthetist will insert a cannula into a vein to give you anaesthetic, fluid and other drugs. You’ll be unconscious or heavily sedated for your procedure.

Your surgery may be performed as a keyhole procedure, keyhole robotic procedure, or open surgery.

The time it takes will depend on the type of surgery you’re having – it could be anywhere between 90 minutes and 4 hours.

See types of prostate surgery and how they’re performed.

After surgery, your wound/s will be closed with stitches, closure strips or staples.

After surgery

What to expect before you go home.

important information

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