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What are the possible complications of prostate surgery?

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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
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In brief: Incontinence and ED

Assuming robotic approach short term (all rare in experienced centers): 1.
Bleeding requiring transfusion 2. Heart or breathing problems 3. Blood clot in leg and/or lung 4. Damage to internal organs long term: 1. Incontinence (leaking urine) 2. Erectile dysfunction 3. Bladder neck scarring (rare) not an exhaustive list. Find a formally trained, experienced surgeon to discuss your risks.

In brief: Incontinence and ED

Assuming robotic approach short term (all rare in experienced centers): 1.
Bleeding requiring transfusion 2. Heart or breathing problems 3. Blood clot in leg and/or lung 4. Damage to internal organs long term: 1. Incontinence (leaking urine) 2. Erectile dysfunction 3. Bladder neck scarring (rare) not an exhaustive list. Find a formally trained, experienced surgeon to discuss your risks.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: Sexual/urinary/bowel

There are three main complications of this sugery - sexual, urinary, and bowel.
Two-thirds of treated patients cannot get sufficient erections for intercourse, and almost a third have urinary leakage. Another possible compication is proctitis or inflammation of the anus and the lining of the rectum, with possible bleeding or stricture.

In brief: Sexual/urinary/bowel

There are three main complications of this sugery - sexual, urinary, and bowel.
Two-thirds of treated patients cannot get sufficient erections for intercourse, and almost a third have urinary leakage. Another possible compication is proctitis or inflammation of the anus and the lining of the rectum, with possible bleeding or stricture.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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