prostato-, prostat- +

(Greek: one who stands before, in front of; refers primarily to the prostate gland [so named because it "stands before" the mouth of the bladder])

Incision of the prostate for the removal of calculus.
Enlarement of the prostate.
A discharge from the prostate.
Surgical removal of the entire prostate and seminal vesicles.
prostatotomy, prostatomy
Surgical incision (as for drainage of an abscess) into the prostate gland
prostatovesical, vesicoprostatic
Pertaining to or referring to the urinary bladder and the prostate.
1. Excision of the prostate and seminal vesicles.
2. Surgical removal of the prostate gland and seminal vesicles.
Inflammation of the prostate and seminal vesicles.
Relating to the pubic bone and the prostate.
robotic prostatectomy (ROH baht ik prahs" tuh TEK tuh mee)
Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery or robotically-assisted laparoscopic prostectomy.

Laparoscopic refers to abdominal examination with an endoscope or laparoscope which is designed to permit medical personnel to examine a patient's abdominal cavity.

Robotic prostatectomy is one of the newest treatment approaches available for early stage prostate cancer and it offers the appropriate candidate a minimally invasive treatment with less blood loss and a more rapid overall recovery.

A da Vinci Robot replicates the surgeon's hand movements real time in laparoscopic instruments. It cannot be programmed, nor does it make any independent decisions; in other words, it does only what the surgeon's hands indicate during the surgical process.

Although visually similar to standard laparascopic instruments, the robotic instruments have the additional advantage of being articulated or united by joints. This allows the instruments not only to open and close but to fully turn and twist, allowing more natural mimicry of the human hand and wrist.

These instruments are much smaller than the normal hand and many of the jaws of the tools are similar or shorter in length than a person's fingernail. This allows very small and precise incisions to carefully dissect any part of the prostate.

—Based on information discussed at this
UCLA Health System page.
A reference to the prostate gland and the urinary bladder.