Having read David Reid's account of his prostatitis treatment, and the negative attitude of doctors towards taking out the prostate, I would like to know why most urologists (including mine) automatically dismiss this option. The only reason I've seen on one posting is that the scars of surgery will create more pain than the original condition. Is this true? Do patients who have LRP for whatever reason commonly experience such pain? Presumably in medical school these urologists are given some reason for not considering this form of treatment. Was it tried in the past and found to be unsuccessful? Is there some information in a medical textbook somewhere which gives a plausible reason? I'd really like to know!