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The surgery to scrape out a cancer from within the bladder is known as transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) and it can be performed using either white light or blue light methods. Your surgeon will talk to you about which method is most useful for you.
For patients undergoing surgery to remove the entire bladder, this operation can be performed using either open or robotic approaches. As Stanford, we have bladder cancer surgeons deeply experienced in using both approaches. Your surgeon will talk with you to determine which approach might be best for you.