This procedure is rarely performed nowadays, and is reserved for the very rare case of a hugely enlarged prostate.
Please click this link http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/open-prostatectomy/MY00610 to take you to the Mayo Clinic website, which explains the procedure.
If you would like to know more about this procedure, Nick will be pleased to talk to you.
This information is intended as an educational guide only, and is here to help you as an additional source of information, along with a consultation from your urologist. The information does not apply to all patients.
Not all potential complications are listed, and you must talk to your urologist about the complications specific to your situation.