nerve-sparing prostatectomy

nerve-sparing prostatectomy

Urology Any prostatectomy intended to preserve sexual function
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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 procedures.
6] Sievert and colleagues report that bilateral nerve-sparing prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer provides the possibility of preserving approximately 55% of periprostatic nerve fibres focused on the posterolateral location and 80% to 90% at the apex.
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.
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.
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.
Fortunately, about 75 percent of men who undergo bilateral nerve-sparing prostatectomy done by the most skilled surgeons will regain potency by 12-14 months after surgery, and about half report having erections that were as good as they were before the procedure.
In studies, about three-quarters of men who had diabetes or a radical, bilateral nerve-sparing prostatectomy reported significant improvements in erections with 20 mg of Levitra, he added.
This fibrosis makes it nearly impossible to do a nerve-sparing prostatectomy to preserve erectile function, and the operation carries a higher rate of incontinence.