prostatectomy

noun
pros·​ta·​tec·​to·​my | \ˌprä-stə-ˈtek-tə-mē \
plural prostatectomies

Definition of prostatectomy 

: surgical removal or resection of the prostate gland

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Advocates of robotically assisted prostatectomy argue that the procedure brings a number of advantages. WSJ, "Is Robotic Prostate Surgery Better Than Traditional Surgery?," 24 June 2018 Largely because of aggressive marketing, most prostatectomies are performed robotically. WSJ, "Is Robotic Prostate Surgery Better Than Traditional Surgery?," 24 June 2018 Simply put, robotic prostatectomy advocates rely on studies with poor methodologies. WSJ, "Is Robotic Prostate Surgery Better Than Traditional Surgery?," 24 June 2018 Glenford Turner, 61, underwent a radical prostatectomy in 2013 — performed by a trainee surgeon — at VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven Campus, the lawsuit stated. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, "Army Veteran Files Lawsuit After Scalpel Was Found in Abdomen 4 Years Post-Surgery," 24 Jan. 2018

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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prostatectomy

noun
pros·​ta·​tec·​to·​my | \ˌpräs-tə-ˈtek-tə-mē \
plural prostatectomies

Medical Definition of prostatectomy 

: surgical removal or resection of the prostate gland

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