Published: July 13, 2007
Updated: Aug. 22, 2011
A retropubic prostatectomy is done through an incision in the lower abdomen in the midline above the penis and below the belly button. It involves the removal of the prostate and the seminal vesicles.
The brochure below is aimed at helping you understand your surgery, what will happen in the hospital, and what you can expect when you go home.
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy (RRP) Patient Guide (PDF, 316 KB)