What are my treatment options and expectations for my clinical outcome?
Urologic oncology specialists at the Scott Department of Urology are experts in the meticulous dissection of the prostate, minimizing blood loss while preserving potency and urinary continence.
90 percent of our radical prostatectomy patients lose less than one unit of blood giving them more energy for a speedier recovery and less risk of developing disease related to transfusion.
97 percent of our radical prostatectomy patients maintain bladder control following surgery. This reduces the need for additional procedures to restore continence.
80-90 percent of our radical prostatectomy patients under the age of 60 retain both nerves following surgery, nerve preservation allows men to have normal intercourse within 1-4 years following surgery (nerve regeneration continues for up to 4 years post treatment).
Urologic oncology data shows that when only one nerve can be spared, adding a nerve graft improves potency from a mere 30 percent to 67 percent. Our specialists are pioneers in autologous or collagen unilateral nerve grafting.