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Prostatectomy generically refers to total or partial removal of the prostate gland by surgical or endoscopic means for benign or malignant conditions. More commonly it refers to radical prostatectomy, an operation to treat prostate cancer, though in the past, endoscopic prostatectomy (TURP) for enlarged prostate (BPH) was a more common operation ...Read more
Yes: Unfortunately all surgical procedures have pain associated with them. Both open and robotic approaches have some degree of pain though robotic has typically less. Fortunately, the pain is typically tolerable with either approach. ...Read more
Not usually: Pain is not typically a prominent feature of prostatectomy (assuming you mean radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer). Pain may be slightly less with minimally invasive (robotic) approach vs. Traditional open surgery, but perhaps discomfort is a better term in either case. Significant pain may be a potential cause for concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 different glands!!: Prostate near urethra behind pubic bone; thyroid just above sternal notch in neck; ..Ectomy means 'removal of'. ...Read more
5 Minutes: Most patients are awake almost immediately after anesthesia. However, the effects last several hours making the patient's sleepy and groggy. Often patients have no memory of being in recovery room, and this is the lingering effects of the anesthesia. This situation is compounded by the pain medications/narcotics that you will have after the surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prostatectomy, how long before i can get an erection if the nerves were spared and why so long a recovery?
Prostatectomy: It may take up to two years, in younger males it may be less. Sparing the nerves does not guarantee that you will get erections. ...Read more
What to do about prostatectomy, how long untill I can get an erection if the nerves were spared and why so long a recovery.?
Here are some ...: What you referred to is radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer (P-Ca), which can be done with nerve-sparing techniques, but not always resulting in the outcome as commonly wished due to multiple intraoperative factors such as surgeon's proficiency and anatomical variations. As a result, inevitable direct or indirect injury to pudendal nerve & vessels may occur. ...Read more
I am going to have robotic prostatectomy surgery and I am a big baby when it comes to pain. How much pain is there after this surgery?
Pain: Your pain will be controlled with pain meds. ...Read more
I had a radical retropubic prostatectomy about 4 years ago and now have developed peyronies disease. Could there be a link between them?
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