* If you opt for prostate cancer surgery, ask your surgeon if you're a candidate for nerve-sparing prostatectomy
In low risk patients, a high NPV is sufficient to exclude ECE, and due to the low probability of an unfavorable pathological finding, nerve-sparing prostatectomy
or active surveillance would be a suitable choice.
This is called a nerve-sparing prostatectomy
for the very good reason that you want the prostate out, but the nerves controlling your future love-making firmly intact.
The polymer locking clip provides the assurance of secure "cold" ligation during critical nerve-sparing prostatectomy
Moreover, Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5-I), either in nightly or on-demand dosing, are the gold standard to recover sexual function after nerve-sparing prostatectomy
Hermen et al., "Multiphoton microscopy of prostate and periprostatic neural tissue: a promising imaging technique for improving nerve-sparing prostatectomy
," Journal of Endourology, vol.
Many commenters emphasized the importance of the surgeon's level of experience in performing a nerve-sparing prostatectomy
Although the da Vinci system has revolutionized the practice of urology, enabling radical nerve-sparing prostatectomy
, its utility in gynecology is still being investigated.
"Michael has made a major impact through his fundraising efforts and support, especially of young people with new ideas," says Patrick Walsh, M.D., pioneer of the nerve-sparing prostatectomy
procedure and one of the country's leading experts on the disease (see Dr.
Men undergoing nerve-sparing prostatectomy
experienced fewer effects on sexual function, although urinary incontinence was often seen after the surgery.
Although our sample included fairly large numbers of men who bad newer treatments designed to preserve erectile function--such as bilateral nerve-sparing prostatectomy
, radioactive seed implantation, or various types of computer-enhanced radiation therapy--there was little evidence that they had more satisfying results.
In the best surgical hands, about 75 percent of all men who undergo bilateral nerve-sparing prostatectomy
, which preserves the nerve bundles on either side of the prostate, will regain potency within 12 to 14 months after surgery, Dr.