Surgery for Prostate Cancer: Open

Open radical prostatectomy is a surgical option for prostate cancer in which the prostate gland and some of the tissue around it are removed through traditional surgery. Washington University urologists at Barnes-Jewish Hospital helped pioneer the current technique in the 1980s and perform a high volume of open prostatectomies. They have a long track record of excellent results working with other specialists at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Washington University urologists perform the surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. For patient appointments, call (314) 362-8200.

More information on prostate cancer treatment at Siteman Cancer Center.